Monday, April 16, 2012
Regionals Gymnastics Champion!
Regionals were held in Colorado Springs at Air Force Academy so though we were only there from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning, it was still a fun little trip for the three of us...Bryan, Brandon and myself. Is it weird if I admit to the little thrill I get walking through the airport, wheeling my carry-on suitcase behind me as I prepare to board an airplane that is taking me to a new city? Those of you who are rolling your eyes are obviously either home-bodies or businessmen who travel far more often and for far less exciting reasons than I. I have to admit though, the tiny little tube of an airplane we traveled on this weekend was a little bit claustrophobia inducing. And when the storm clouds over Denver had us bouncing around wildly, I nearly lost my breakfast which is unusual for me.
But driving the hour from Denver to Colorado Springs was beautiful. And the Air Force Academy campus is absolutely gorgeous, all tucked up on the side of the mountain surrounded by wooded areas. We ate at some fun restaurants that we don't have at home. (Elephant Bar? So yummy!) Brandon had an awesome (and LOUD) waterfight with a few of his teammates in the hotel pool. (I soaked in the hot tub...much nicer, in my opinion.) Brandon and I saw "Titanic" in 3D at a nearby movie theater. We even found an early Sacrament Meeting to attend on Sunday morning. It's always fun to walk into a church meeting filled with people you've never met before but still feel completely comfortable and welcomed. I need to unpack and Lilian refuses to leave my lap...I guess she missed me. But yay for a fun weekend! We've returned home happy, proud and (amazingly, somehow) relaxed and ready for a new week.