Newfoundland 2015 – National Championship

About a year ago I was lucky enough to travel to the national championships in St. Johns, Newfoundland.  I had the opportunity to travel with my aunt and play ball. Some of the highlights of the trip were winning the tournament and claiming the national title!

During the first couple days we were acting like tourists a bit and saw signal hill and cabot tower, as well as the cape spear.  The views from all of three of those lookouts were amazing.  Another highlight of the trip was the George Street Festival.  I must admit that although I did not recognize the names of the bands playing when my aunt first mentioned them I did recognize some of the songs they played.  On a different night we went to the beach for a bonfire and singing.  Siting on the beach and being able to hear the water crashing against the beach.

During the tournament we were all business though.  We played our hearts out and ended up claiming the title of national champs in a final game that was a well fought battle by both teams.  After the win we decided to celebrate by being screeched in!  For those of you who don’t know what screech is it is a rum that is sold in Newfoundland and is 40% alcohol.  There is an entire ceremony involved and you have to kiss a cod as part of the ceremony along with a wonderful certificate.

After most of the team had left my aunt and I stayed a few extra days and went whale watching and drove around to see a couple more views.  During the whale watching we were fortunate enough to see a couple whales and it was a beautiful day to be on the water.  The trip was an awesome time and in December we are going to Worlds in Vegas!


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