Saints Travel To Mexico - Journal Entries

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Greetings from sunny Cancun...A.K.A. Paradise! I can't believe this trip has come to an end, as I'm writing you all from the Atlanta airport. We all had such an amazing time and head home with countless memories. Over the last 10 days, I have had some of the best experiences of my life and become so close with all my teammates. In addition, we really played well on the basketball court, which was the purpose of the trip, and we can't wait to get back out there in the friendly confines of Pepsi Arena.

Well, the day I was assigned to report on was yesterday-our final day in beautiful Cancun. The day started as most did the past 10 days, with a hearty breakfast buffet at the hotel. If it seems like all we have been doing the past few days is eating and having fun in the sun, that's because it is (more on that later).

After breakfast, I headed to the ocean for a final day of laying on the beach and enjoying the crystal clear water. I also worked on my back flip off the dock into the ocean, which has become a favorite among my teammates. We got the chance to do some snorkeling in the ocean too, which was a great experience-I couldn't believe all the fish we were sharing the water with! After spending the morning at the beach, Gary (Holle) and I enjoyed a nice lunch overlooking the pool. Aside from the 30 minutes it took the waiter to take order, everything was great.

Following the lunch, we headed back to the room, where Gary got his hands on a nice black speedo. The next 15 minutes or so were among the funniest of the trip, as we paraded through the hotel surprising the coaches and our teammates. It was quite a sight, and I think we got some good photos if anyone is interested.

Following this little escapade, I headed back to my room for a quick nap before our last night on the town. We had all agreed that we wanted to spend the last night together as a team (actually we agreed to spend most all of our time together this whole trip, which was great), so we met in the hotel lobby at 6 p.m.

The first stop was the Hard Rock Caf? for dinner with everyone in the travel party. I knew this was my last meal in Cancun, so I wanted to make it memorable. I enjoyed a sampling of chicken tenders, onion rings, French fries, nachos a bar-b-queue chicken sandwich and then some of Coach Jackson's leftover chicken fingers. I topped that off with some nice vanilla ice cream-needless to say I accomplished my goal of enjoying my last meal here. Following dinner, we headed back to the hotel and I could barely move since I was so full. We got showered up and enjoyed our last night taking in all that Cancun has to offer (which is more than any of us imagined).

Well, I really enjoyed this chance to check in with all of you and let you know what a wonderful trip we had. I'm disappointed its over, but excited to be starting up school again since basketball season is right around the corner. I hope we didn't make you all too jealous with all the fun we had down here, and can't wait to see you at the games!

Adios for now,

#45 Brent Sniezyk