A few Saturdays ago, my family and I went to see a professional girls basketball game.
In Europe, basketball is a far second to their beloved soccer and I noticed a few differences between professional ball here and the States….
- First and foremost it was FREE!
- There were about 30 people there.
- Kids ran out on the court at half time and shot the ball around.
- Part of the gym which could pass for an average high school court was roped off with police tape.
- The players live in a hotel, not luxurious houses.
- After the game the players walk to the stands and greeted folks.
But let me tell you what…..these girls might not be good enough for the WNBA, but they can play ball! I had so much fun watching the no-look passes, blocks and what amounts to tackles. They won this game and advanced to the playoffs.
We had 4 of them come over for dinner last Saturday and to watch a little March Madness. We had a good time and we plan on going to another game soon.
Some friends of ours, (yes, we have friends) made a quick visit to The States recently and brought us back gifts! Who doesn’t like gifts?!?
Washcloths are hard to find in Portugal. Most folks uses sponges or nothing at all I guess, so Ms. Julie remembered my frustration in needing these babies. But aren’t they adorable with our names on them?? But you know what’s NOT adorable though? The stack of washcloths after each kid has taken a bath where they ramble through the whole stack looking for the one with their name on it. I’m sure if they use someone elses washcloth, they’ll melt.