21 avr. 2011

Some more visits!

 This past week has been filled with lots of excitement for me! last weekend I had Jackie my best friend from college come visit me (a.k.a my wife). Then I had my trainer from Canada basketball come visit me on Tuesday and Wednesday!

The weekend with Jackie was a lot of fun, and it was so great to see her after not seeing her for almost a whole year! Its funny how you can go so long without being around someone, but everything goes back to normal when you see them again! Jackie and I were both back to being our silly goofy selves as soon as we saw each other!

Amanda and I spent a few hours in Vilnius with Jackie after picking her up from the airport, which was nice. We had practice that night, so it was a quick visit for some lunch, and of course a few pictures.

Jackie came to practice with us, and got to see us practice with 6 people and just have shooting competitions. After that Amanda and I took Jackie to Bajorkemis, which is a traditional Lithuanian restaurant. We both have taken our parents there to try the Cepelinai (national dish), so of course Jackie had to try it. Of course she loved it!

Saturday we had a morning bike workout (sidenote.. Amanda and I decided to dress a little crazy to this.. just for fun). After that we got in our car, and headed back to Vilnius to try out this water park that our team-mate recommended. We had so much fun in this water park, it had the slides coming out of the building and then back into it. We spent a fair amount of time trying all the slides, and then sat in the hot tub for a bit. We then ventured to the swim up bar! I have always wanted to be able to go to a resort on vacation and have a swim up bar... why not just do it in Lithuania!!

After that we went to the Brazilian Grill all you can eat buffet, and enjoyed some delicious meat there. We of course looked around in the mall for a bit... took more photos, then headed back to Kaunas to see the late movie of Water for Elephants. The movie was a lot better then I had anticipated it being from the previews, so that was good!

Sunday was an off day, so we got back in the car and drove 2 hours to Klaipeda, where we took a ferry over to Nida and walked along the Baltic Sea, and saw the sand duns. The sea was awesome to go visit, although it was a bit chilly, it was great to be able to see the sea. (no pun intended).

We had an early dinner in the city, then headed back home! It was a very busy weekend, and was so nice to be with a great friend again and show her where I have been living for the past 7 months!

Here are some photos from Jackie's visit!
 Jackie and I
 Jackie and I by the Baltic Sea
Making fun of the fact that we are married on facebook!
 In Vilnius right after Jackie arrived!
 Jackie, me, Amanda right before we went to eat at Bajorkemis
 Amanda and I.. Yes we can jump high!
 Amanda and I putting our feet in the Baltic Sea
 Me being silly of course!
 Love you mom! (Had to get some brownie points)!

Of course there are about 200 photos of us from the weekend, but these are some of my favorites!

Jackie left Monday morning, and then Tuesday morning I picked up Joan and had another busy two days!

Joan was out visiting me and another national team member, just coming to look at little injuries, and do some assessment before we head into the first camp in middle of May. Also we worked on putting some ideas from a nutritionist into my daily life, so we did a lot of cooking, and treatments!

Tuesday I had a game, so luckily Joan was able to see that, and Wednesday we had off so we spent it do some body assessments and cooking up some delicious pasta sauce and some even better shrimp!

Tuesday and Wednesday flew by, and I have just dropped Joan off at the train for her to head back to Toronto.

Our team has the last 2 games on our finals Friday and Saturday, and then I am leaving early Tuesday morning to head HOME! :) I am soo excited to be heading home, and cannot wait to see all my friends and family again!

Until next time,

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