This wasn’t my first road trip for derby, so I was excited because it had been a while and I had a blast the first time. We started out in a caravan but eventually lost the pack… which was fine, we ended up at our destination ahead of everyone else and had a lot of fun talking and goofing off on the way. Upon arrival we split into our respective rooms, made plans for dinner and relaxed for a little while. Coach D went over strategy during part of dinner with the girls near him and the rest of us talked and joked around with our awesome waiter. With dinner done we headed back to the hotel for lights out, well everyone except our room of gigglers who stayed up for at least an hour until we passed out one by one.
Bout day, yay!
A quick trip to the mall for fun things some of the girls wanted but couldn’t get back home, then lunch and back to the hotel to rest and get ready for the bout. So funny watching everyone get ready, it’s like a mass panic for rubber bands, hair spray and tights… comforting to know that you are not the only one of the group that has those pre-bout moments. Off to the venue we went – very exciting bout. I never paid attention to the score so when I saw the final tally I was blown away.
We did so well, it was an amazing feeling to come out with the win after weeks of practicing and worrying. All in all it was an amazing trip from the driving to the after party, I love the girls on my team and can’t wait for the rest of the bout trips this season.
-Vexin’ Vixen, #X0X0