the gang | darric, kenzie and madi (max and i stayed home)
reason for going | darric signed kenzie up for a college camp at the red rock volleyball club in redwood city, ca.
cost of the camp | $550 for the 2 days
reason we would fork out that much money for a two day camp | there were going to be coaches from 12 division I schools, 5 division II schools and 1 division III school.
how we found out about it | jess (kenzie's nevada jrs coach) sent all the girls an email. only kenzie, rachel and the other kenzi signed up for it.
this is how the weekend went for the gang...
FRIDAY | JUNE 12TH
friday afternoon, max and i dropped them off at the airport. i told them whoever sent me the most pictures would get an award. luckily they forgot about the award, but i got a ton of photos from them (maybe too many). these are some of the photos that helped document their trip...
• at mccarran having lunch while they waited for their flight. it was delayed about an hour.
• kenzie getting creative with a water bottle.
• madi got creative with her boarding pass...
• so, kenzie did too.
• waiting for the plane to take off.
• from what i hear, as the plane was taking off into the air, madi let out a few woo's and may have had some tears in her eyes.
• kenzie had fun with a heart shaped stir stick and poked it in madi's face a few times throughout the flight.
• they landed safely in san francisco at about 6:20 pm, got their rental car, a nissan maxima and drove to their hotel, the sofitel in redwood city.
• checked out the bathroom.• and the bedside lighting.
• and ordered room service... pizza.
and that was it for day one.
SATURDAY | JUNE 13TH
first thing this morning, they took kenzie to the camp. it started at 9:00, but they had to get there early to get signed in.
darric and madi left and went to ihop for some breakfast. after they ate, they drove about 45 minutes to san francisco. they drove by the full house house (kenzie was not happy that they went without her). then they went to the pier and walked around. had lunch at bubba gump shrimp co. madi got a caesar salad and darric had shrimp. they did the 7D experience (a 3D rollercoaster ride where they shoot laser guns at monsters) before heading back to pick kenzie up. that night they all went to olive garden for dinner.
(below you'll find pictures that darric and madison were sending me throughout the day. one picture i did not get, was of the group of naked cyclists they saw pedaling down the busy road.)
at kenzie's camp they did different drills for three hours. every hour the coaches would rotate around to different courts. for lunch they had sandwiches and pasta. then they went to a coaches panel where some of the division II coaches answered questions. there was one more hour of drills after that and then they were done for the day.
SUNDAY | JUNE 14TH
after dropping kenzie off at the camp today, darric and madison went back to the hotel and had breakfast from the little market there. at lunch time, they found an applebee's to eat at. then darric decided they should go tour the filoli house. he enjoyed this way more than he enjoyed going to san francisco yesterday. when they picked kenzie up that evening, they went straight to the airport. they had dinner there, some asian food. and then at about 9:30, max and i went to pick them up.
the camp was pretty much the same thing today, with an additional hour for socializing with the coaches afterward. darric saw rachel leaving just before the girls were done with the drills. we didn't find out until about 10:00 that night that she had to go to the hospital to have an appendectomy. we felt so bad for her (and her mom).