USA vs. Korea DPR
When we woke up we had a scrumptious breakfast in our apartment that consisted of crepes, cereal, strawberries, bananas, some hard rolls, and some coffee for the elders. We then got ready for the day. We either walk or take public transportation everywhere but we like renting bikes the best. We headed out to find a place to rent bike’s for Wednesday. Then we got on the funicular (it’s sort of tram/elevator) which took us to the top of the hill we are staying on. We walked around a bit and looked at the different houses up there. We also noticed that they will be having a festival we can go to later in the week up on this hill. When we came back down we saw some Americans that were also going to the Women’s World Cup FIFA soccer game that night. We talked with them for a while and a weird coincidence was that they used to live about an hour from our house in the US. We then left them to eat their lunch and headed right back up to the apartment. We started to make lunch, which was like dinner because we knew that we probably weren’t going to eat anything substantial at the game. We then relaxed before the game and left at around 3:30’ish. We took the tram to the game. Once we got there, there were some games and activities in the front. Keegan and Mom got in line to do this kicking thing, where you tried to make a goal, you got three chances, hardly anybody ever got a goal. So as they waited in the 30-minute line, Dad and I went and checked out the other stuff that was there. We went back a couple of times and checked on them but they always seemed to be in the same place, when finally they were next, Mom and I switch places in line so I could get a shot at the goal, Keegan went first. He took all his shots, but there was a really good fake goalie; there was a line that led to a clicker which a guy then blocked the shots by pressing certain buttons. I knew from watching him that he looked at the player’s eyes before they kicked, so I wore my dark sunglasses and made 2 out of the 3 goals!!!! They gave us a card and I supposedly won a really awesome personalized shirt but they have to send it by mail. We had it sent it to our house in the US and hopefully the people in our house will get it and save it for us. We then went and walked to our seats. We got awesome seats that were in the shade (bonus!), around nice people (not crazy loud), in the middle of the field (an awesome view), and we were surrounded by USA fans (they all cheered with us and even took a picture for us). It was an amazing experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The US team won if you hadn’t heard (2-0) and there were some amazing goals. We then took the tram back to the apartment and we hit the hay!
P.S. If you were wondering, we never did see those people that we met at the funicular but I’m sure they had a great time.
July 2, 2011 at 9:18 am
Great photos!!! Kendal, I think it must have been your amazing soccer skills and not the guy pushing buttons!! You can always have stuff sent to our house…we’ll keep it/use it until you get back 😉 love you!!!
July 2, 2011 at 10:06 am
Another AWESOME experience! I LOVE the picture of you, Kendal, taking a shot on goal! You go girl! AND…the game couldn’t have ended any better with a USA win! 🙂
July 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Kendal I hope the USA coach was watching when you made those two goals. HOPEFULLY you were picturing your future in the world cup!! HEY- i know you probably distracted that goalie screaming I LIKE to MOVE IT MOVE IT!!!! That’s a great strategy, and the sunglasses idea too you should definitely tell the team.
Annette and Werner
July 3, 2011 at 9:26 am
Congratulation! The US team made a good game. Perhaps there will be the final US versus Germany. We will see! .)
Maybe Christina and Werner will visit a game of the world cup next week in Bochum. Take care and much fun Werner, Annette and Tina.
Mary Beth S.
July 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Dear friends – I have tried sending this a few times but it doesn’t go through! (it may be because I was sending it from my “smart” supposed smart phone.) Now I’m on the computer -Let’s try again!
Steve – thanks for the email about Venice. As luck would have it, we are leaving the city about 10 minutes after you arrive. If our plane is late, or yours is early maybe we’ll spot each other in the airport! We were really looking forward to spending time with all of you!
My mom is already in SD – time went fast, always does.
Hope you are all well – love the blog! God Bless – MB Szym
July 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm
We were thinking of you during the women’s cup as they kept showing it in a special room on our ship last week – there were a lot of French and German people who wanted to watch!