Captains' Corner: Maureen Perez
Aug. 16, 2007
Our team had become very acclimated to the fluorescent lighting that lights our home court, Bohler Gym, up everyday, so much so that our coaches decided it was time for a little fresh air!
Our team set out Monday night for Riggins Idaho, population 410, (at least that's what the sign said). Despite the fact that no one's cell phone worked and the town straddles two different time zones, it was a pleasant little town. We spent Monday night eating, laughing and doing some awesome team bonding exercises. We had a blast and we hadn't even reached the best part. We all went to bed that night waiting for the morning when we would all wake up and take on the Big Salmon river for a day of white water rafting.
Now remember when I said the town was split between two time zones? Well, we kinda forgot about that the next morning. We all got up, ate breakfast and piled in the vans to go to the spot we were suppose to meet to begin our little adventure. The only problem was we left one time zone at 8:30 a.m. and when we got to the spot we were suppose to be it was 7:40 a.m., yes that's right, we were an hour early!
After we figured that out, an hour later we had a good laugh then met up with the guides and set out on the river. We were split up into two boats and the coaches had their own. None of us really knew what to expect but we were excited!! The day turned out to be awesome, a ton of laughter, story telling, falling out of the boats, and even giving one of the freshmen a quick swimming lesson during lunch.
All and all, the day was one never to forget and a great way for us to get out of the gym and have some fun.
As we look toward the season that is upon us there are feelings of excitement, purpose and drive, amongst many others. This will be a season to remember, I have no doubt. Until next time...GO COUGS!!!
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