So who knew that the Sterling Clinics (via Chitown) would be such an adventure! Of course it all had to start in LB...with the CRAZY flight to O'hare...I guess I knew I had to have a horrible flight since most of the flights in the last year have been pretty decent! Haha...And can we talk about the numb-biting cold I was greeted with there? WOW. Can say BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR....and with brrrrr comes MASSIVE STATIC ELECTRICITY! Goodness, I truly HATE being shocked every other minute. SERIOUSLY. Sucks when you are trying to coach someone and move them and then SHOCK. Good times...
Anyways, this Cali girl had no idea about "falling ice" hazards in Chicago! It is a serious thing! Of course Misty had to have some fun with this one. And then to see the Chicago River with ICE chunks in it...SURREAL. Oh, thicker jeans are really made in the colder climates?? Geez, how do we Cali folk survive out there! :)
After our fab frozen day in dwntwn Chicago, we picked up Megan and headed West. How much do we love Oasis stops btw?! They had a Starbucks so we were set! haha...2 hours later we were in Rock Falls/Sterling, IL....home of Chicken George! For all those who have no idea WHAT that is...think funnel cake mix with chicken (deep fried) with a sweet "jan" sauce. Thanks to the Pierce's who took us to a place (for Kristy Pierce's surprise bday bash) that served it! It was also there that we started to realize that Misty was not the only celebrity we had in our mist....Governor Sarah Palin's TWIN!! Hahaha...Jen Bowman (another fab coach we had for Sterling) drove down with her mom Kristi Bowman. Kristi is SO a dead ringer for Palin. She even sounds like her! And the best part was people thought is was her! It was AWESOME!!
The clinics went VERY well the next day...TONS of kids. Can we say WOW! Yes, we will be back...and on top of the kids I got to see some of my FAVE midwest people EVER...the Podschweit's!! Emily, Aubrey, and Mary Kaye - THANK YOU so much for joining us AND bringing such FAB help! I so can't wait to see y'all in Reno!!
After the clinics we headed back to the Windy City and met up with some friends that I met way back in Turks in 07...Glenna and Mosi! So awesome to see y'all!! AND for the record, it might have been FREEZING there...but it was GORGEOUS!!
Next up....Dallas...HUGE REUNION in the works :)! So excited! Here's to the next adventure!