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Europe-Czech Republic World Ball Hockey International Competition 2017

Andrew and Matthew

candles lite for Matthew and Lauren’s upcoming wedding this year

St. Charles Bridge entrance

Murdoch and I at one of the games enjoying some food and beverages

The team’s cheer team! Tracy, Chantel, Tom and Anne Marie

Gordy and Chantel meeting her uncle in Czech Republic for the first time!

The town the boys played ball hockey at.

our view from our hotel windows overlooking the town

Great Britain team mates at one of the games

The boys earned these drinks as they had just had a hard game

Steve Morris and Matthew Delisle with Anne Marie

Alex and the mascot for the games

the boys enjoying the win at the game and expressing great joy!

Drew and Steve

Tracy and I exploring Prague

the guys with team usa

sun setting in czech republic was so beautiful. It was weird to have almost 16 hours of daylight

SCORE!!!!

Mckenzie kicking butt

team work is what you get when you work together

the local signs in the area

Chantel and Gordy

Great catch Gage!

Congratulations Great Britain team mates!

player of the game


This was such a great experience to witness to be able to share this adventure in the Czech Republic with my son Matthew and his team mates and new family members as they call themselves. 

The buildings and area is so beautiful and full of history, there is not one place that has some kind of history attached to it. Even visited a Concentration Camp in Theresienstadt, Czech Terezín, town in northern Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), founded in 1780 and used from 1941 to 1945 by Nazi Germany as a walled ghetto, or concentration camp, and as a transit camp for western Jews en route to Auschwitz and other extermination camps. (1)internet info.  This site was so cool and eerie at the same time.

It was the first time ever in Europe for most of us and a learning experience at that, getting use to all the customs and the food let alone the lack of anything cold to drink there. The weather was very hot and not a day that was bad weather wise. But the lack of air conditioning was another rude awakening or the fact that they don’t use wash cloths. The staff would not let us have drinks with our food, something we were use to as if we were home. After a few days with the heat, we got the drinks anyways. The variety of food is very different to get use too for sure. Breakfast was different too, they eat alot of pastries, warm milk, cheeses, meats, tomatoes, cucumbers, as well as some soft boiled eggs and juices. The first few days there we explored the area and found falfal’s we all liked and ate those! The grocery store wasn’t too far away too. We found ice here!! YEAHH!!! To have cold drinks!!

Being involved in the games was interesting! Knowing that these players were ages 20 years old on up to 40 years up, playing against one another took on another level of stress too. Being this was world international ball hockey the rules were a bit stricter THANK GOD!! The way some of them were playing would make you think you needed a doctor or a nurse on staff at all times!

I can tell you the best day was when we all 25 of us, got to experience Prague with a guided tour on motorized scooters! So much fun! We were split up into 2 groups, with each group and guide took off exploring the areas. Our guide was so fun we went to the top of the mountains and down again, even with a few wipe outs! me included, we all survived a great day!!

Now that the month has come and gone and we look back at all the photos and see the social media posts, the websites for stats and game reviews, the guys can look forward to the next years game in Russia or Solavakia, another great experience for the team mates to enjoy and possibly take home some medals!

Being 4th in the worlds is now small feat, but a well accomplished one and earned for each of the guys on the team.

Until next time, enjoy your time together and remember the time aboard.

Congratulations to @greatbritainteam2017 

 

 

 

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Creative Mondays

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State Capital Senate Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

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January 2014 : An Obeo Adventure in Bountiful, Utah

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Here we are about to embark onto a new adventure to fly to Salt Lake City, Utah, an adventure it was too!

We traveled the night before January 7th. 2014 stayed overnight in the Michigan so that we would have plenty of time to arrive to the airport. It started with a day filled of long road blocks and closures due to weather, icy roads, and traffic tie ups from Peterbourgh, Ontario all the way through to Shelby Township, Michigan.

After many hare-raising moments while travelling to the Detroit Metro International Airport we finally arrived, late, but alive! Checked into our airlines, reassured that we would be on the plane, not the case! Missed it by 5 minutes, disappointed but alive. So now we sit in the airport for 5 hours and people watch, such interesting people that they are.

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Finally a break! We get on the next flight out on stand by, and we are on our way!! Arrived into Salt Lake City around 8:00pm, weather was warmer then back in Michigan or Canada. Reached our hotel finally around 10pm. What a feeling to have finally arrived.

Over the next few days, many people will gather together for an Obeo conference to discuss and train for many things that will be announced during this time.

I met many people during this time and enjoyed each and every moment with all of you. I thank each and every one of you for your patience and understanding while each of us listened, learnt, cried, shared special moments, celebrated advancements, and learnt how to speak to others and listen intently, with intense emotion and pure love.

Some of the places we visited were, The State Capital, The Mormon Tabernacle Church, City Creek Centre, Tuscanos Brazilian Grill Restaurant and downtown Salt Lake City.

Please enjoy these photo’s of our trip, the friends we met and gained in the short few days, with many laughs along the way!!

See You There!!!

 

 

 

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Thirsty Thursdays

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A pretty cool electric golf cart found in a parking lot in Grosse Isle, Michigan.

What would your friends say to you if you arrived in this??

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