Friday, March 20, 2009

Our Day in the Big City

Stephanie, my 20 year old daughter has been home for her spring break this week. She brought some friends with her because spring break is for sun and we do live in California. They got about one and a half days of that bright warm ball during the first 5 that they were here and then after the 2 friends left yesterday, we had another 2 straight days of beauty. Oh well, you can't usually predict that kind of thing.

Today we headed up north to San Fransisco for the day. We got in a lot of shopping, eating at Lefty O'Douls, looking at art, buying a purse or two (actually 3), enjoying the beautiful weather of the unpredictable city, eating a FABULOUS dinner at Chez Papa, and then taking in an amateur play.  It was a fun day to spend with my darling daughter and wonderful husband. 
I do have to let you in on the play here. It was called "Volleyball Girls" and is about a group of high school girls on a team with issues.  The reason we would get tickets to see such a play was that John just thought Stephanie would get a kick out of it in light of the fact that she spent the last 10 years of her life playing volleyball.

Yes, Stephanie has spent much of her free time for half of her life on the sport and she has loved most of it.  At the age of 8 or 9 she started with 2 years of learning with a group of friends from one of their fathers 
after school twice a week, she then played 5 years of club volleyball, during which she played 4 years of high school varsity ball and then 3 years of college ball. 

The University of Utah team will miss her this next year as she finishes up her degree without the distraction of lower back pain and early morning weights. We will miss watching her and she will miss the camaraderie as well as the game.

I thought I'd post a couple pictures of her playing this last season.

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