Can you meet me halfway right at the borderline
Trip Start Jun 30, 2012
10Trip End Aug 22, 2012
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30th July I managed to lie in till 8am today after waking up at 6am - it was nice knowing I didn't have to get up for camp which usually starts at 8am on the first day. I didn't get up to much during the day - I watched the Olympic water polo, slalom kayaking and volleyball - the US team obviously - they don't show any other games unlike the British. Then just before we had lunch we headed on down to Smiths which is the local supermarket and bought in a load of treats and things I like to eat. When we arrived back from the shops I started cooking lunch for myself and Daniel - I had been telling them about the British delicacy of beans on toast. Daniel loved it and I managed to convert him to the British ways. I then prepared myself for camp and we headed on down for 4pm - the local area around was very gloomy and we were told there was a mini monsoon in Vegas and we received the wind instead - it was blowing a hooley
31st July Today was a pretty uneventful day again. My host dad is the regional coordinator for the Pahrump region and with the season starting soon there is a lot of paperwork around the house. I was told that today was the day they had to order the teams kits - I was bored so I decided to help them - I regretted this later as there are 65 teams in this area and we had to select shirt, shorts and socks which matched and rough sizes for each age group - it took a good couple of hours. Once we finished this lady who works for the AYSO region popped around with her kids and helped with the paperwork
We didn't think camp was going to go ahead today as it was thundering and lightning all day - however it cleared by the time camp was about to start. I only had 4 kids today -I was told I was meant to have 6 today. Like yesterday I found that one kid didn't really want to get involved, however he gradually became more enthused towards the end of the camp. The camp was a lot better today as the kids seemed more enthusiastic - I am not going to lie I wasn't looking forward to it after the first day however I enjoyed today's session. Once camp finished Roselyn picked me up and took me back to the house where we had pizza for tea as they were all too busy to prepare anything.
1st August I could try and jazz up today and say I did a load of amazing things but I will be lying. My day consisted of watching Olympics, sunbathing, sleeping and writing postcards
2nd August Today we had a mini adventure to this place called Ash Meadows a place in the middle of nowhere which contains all these springs with crystal clear water. We also visited this place called Devil's hole a crack in the earths crust where water has seeped through - the depth here is unknown. I went with Dave, Daniel and his mate Dylan and they all stated that the water is shallower than it used to be - it wasn't very impressive any more. We also went to this little house where this guy used to live when he was hiding away from the police. I heard Dylan on a few occasions ask Daniel what did I say and later he stated he didn't understand one word of what ever I said even after speaking slow and toning down my accent haha. Then we grabbed lunch at Subway - I am sure one of the kids I coach mum was there. We then sat down to eat when this weird old guy asked us if we were Mormons and we said no - he then mumbled that some Mormons were killed the other day as he heard it on the radio - we were like oh right. We then went back home and chilled out before I had to coach. Camp flew by today and once finished we headed to KFC to grab some dinner - the second time I have ever been
3rd August - I woke up super early today and prepared myself for the day. Dave suggested that we could go to the cinema and watch Batman the dark knight returns at a cinema about one hour away - on the way to Las Vegas - this town doesn't have a cinema. We headed off to the cinema at around 10am in order to watch the 11.40 showing of the movie
4th August Today I had to run a goalkeeper session which involved coaching four boys the techniques and tactics of being a goalkeeper. The session flew by and once finished I headed back to the house whilst Dave grabbed some lunch for me. The boys arrived to pick me up at around 2 and we then headed on down to Hermosa beach. We arrived at the Seahorse Inn at around 7pm and got ready for our night out. We headed on down to this Iris bar where we were joined by a host of coaches including Beth and her new cluster of Jay and Ellen - later in the night Andy from Long Beach arrived. The night was ok - all we did was sit down and talk at this table before we left.