Saturday, June 14, 2008


Friday morning marked the U-20 WNT's arrival into Puebla, Mexico from their high-altitude
training camp in Park City, Utah. It was an early morning, as the bus pulled out of the resort at 5:45 a.m. to make the 45-minute trek to the Salt Lake City airport for the four-hour flight to Mexico City.

After a looooong wait in the customs line at the Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juarez, it was onto a very nice bus for the last leg of the journy - a two-hour drive into Puebla.

The final leg of the trip saw everything from 75 degree sunshine to a hail storm. We've never before been asked to buckle our seatbelts on a bus (by the driver, no less), but with the windy roads and the hail-covered surface, we didn't take any chances. Thankfully, everyone made it one piece on what was a very nice charter bus.

We pulled up to a beautiful hotel on the outskirts of Puebla, and checked into huuuuge rooms. The hotel comes equipped with giant bathrooms (always helpful for a group of mostly women), and lots of space both in the rooms and in the common areas. In fact, the common area on the team floor is so massive that the players went through a regeneration session right in the elevator lobby area. (Sadly, those photos didn't turn out).

We will, of course, be checking in more than once daily from here on out, but after a long travel day, and somehow taking two hours and three phone calls to connect to the internet, we're going to call it a night!

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