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I love the Beach

March 19, 2012   

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent this past week (the first week of my spring break) in Georgia for an ultimate frisbee tournament. Around 6pm on Saturday we arrived at the condos we stayed in for the week. After figuring out who would stay at which condo, we all gathered at the “party” condo and grilled some hotdogs and hamburgers for dinner.

Everyone slept in late on Sunday. Around one or so we walked a little ways to a park to have a short practice. It was such a good feeling to walk outside into sunny, eighty-degree weather wearing flip-flops and shorts, especially since we had just driven through a mini snowstorm on our way to New York City on Friday.

After practice we made our way back to the condos, threw together a few PB & Js, plastered ourselves in sunscreen, and headed for the beach. We spent the rest of the day lounging in the sun, tossing around a frisbee, and searching for a cute women’s ultimate team to befriend. In other words, it was a pretty arduous afternoon.

That day everyone had an opportunity to get to know each other better. There were a few kids on the ultimate team that I only knew in the context of frisbee practice, so it was great to see other sides of them. The carefree attitude surrounding High Tide facilitates conversation and helped me feel closer to my teammates. I ended up having great talks with them walking to and from the beach, hanging out in the condos, cooking dinner, driving to our games, and so forth.