We are back on U.S. soil!! Sophomore Brandon Motzel While it feels great to be done with the long plane rides, it is weird to not be running out to the beach to body surf on the waves or go shopping at the markets. From the basketball side of the trip in São Paulo to [...]
Today was a day of breath-taking events. After an early rise we went to see one of the most photographed statues in the world, Monumento do Cristo Redentor, or the Christ Statue. After a long wait in line and a card scan, we were traveling up Corcovado mountain.
Wednesday in Jundiai started out with a trip to the supermarket that was an eye-opening experience for all of us. With no one there to translate we had to struggle through the check out without Portuguese being spoken (at least by us).
Well here we are, sitting in the airport about to board the plane. Everyone drove in safely and on time, coming from around Chicago and the Quad Cities. Well everyone except Jake Norcia. He ended up at the wrong terminal, but eventually he found his way through the airport and met up with us.
Excited does not even begin to describe what our team is feeling. Not only have we been looking forward to this all summer, but also since the coaches started recruiting us. I remember the first time I met Coach Grey Giovanine. The first thing he showed me was all of Augustana’s championship rings, followed by pictures and stories [...]