Taking a stroll on Kean's campus
Another week and another tournament victory! This time it was on the road after two flights and little sleep! I could not have been prouder of our team's composure and aggressive style of play this past weekend. They overcame travel, sleep deprivation, and weary bodies to beat four opponents and claim the tournament title. Erin earned All Tournament honors (this time as MVP) for the third straight week as well.
One of several trips around town in the van!
Once the tournament was complete, it was time to do some sightseeing. After heading back to the hotel to shower and change, we headed into New York City! After taking a NJ transit train from Newark and a subway ride from Penn Station, we arrived in Times Square. We ate at John's Pizzeria directly across from the Majestic Theater and had incredible authentic New York style pizza. After dinner, we hit Coldstone and then watched an impressive production of Mary Poppins (several players had never seen the movie, and many of us had never been to a Broadway show!). The New Amsterdam Theater was beautiful in itself, and the production was excellent!
In New York!
Waiting for Mary Poppins to start.
By the time we made it back to the hotel, it was close to midnight and we were one tired group. However, in an attempt to make the most of our time in New York, we would be off again at 7:30 the next morning in order to take a boat tour of Manhattan. Another train ride, subway ride, and a bit of a hike later and we were boarding the Circle Line boat to tour the city highlights. We saw all of the major landmarks including an up close view of the Statue of Liberty and some incredible views of the New York skyline. As if that was enough, we also saw Stacy London (from What Not to Wear) standing on a doorstep on our way back to the subway! Then it was time to head for the airport and begin our long trip home! We finally made it back onto Berry soil around 2:30am on Monday. It was a long and tiring trip, but it will definitely be one that none of us will soon forget.
About to embark on the boat tour!
View of the skyline with the Statue of Liberty visible below the bridge.
Bethany and Megan check out their pictures of the Statue of Liberty
Next up...Berry-Shorter rivalry continues tonight at Shorter! Go Vikings!