Today we had the day free to go off on our own and explore the Gold Coast. It was a little windy outside but I thought because it was the last time I will be home for a while, I couldn't not go to the beach. After breakfast I caught the monorail across the street to the beach. Some of the other guys hung out down by the pool and others went back to Surfers Paradise or over to the mall to shop. It was cool that the team got to see around where I am from and places near where I grew up.
A lot of the crowd tonight at the game was either my family or friends, which was a nice homecoming to see so many of them come out and support us. The stadium was about 10-15 minutes away from my house so the majority of the stands were full of people I knew. It was a good challenge; they were a lower ranked team but played well as a TEAM. We didn't execute some of our offenses and had lapses on defense at times however overall I think we learned a lot and that was this tour is about, not about being good and winning games now but taking steps forward to win come November, through to March.
Tomorrow will be a busy day as we get up early and travel to Cairns, then have a big game with the Cairns Taipans of the NBL.