We had a great time in Charleston and I survived the drive. The Man of the House minded his driving manners and didn't force me to threaten to walk all that often. We had a lot of fun with the other families from our team. The team has a 10:00 bedtime/curfew when we are at tournaments. So once we get them all settled down, all of the parents meet in the lobby and sit around and talk. I love doing that.
We got there early enough on Friday to go out and enjoy a good dinner at a local restaurant that was near our hotel. (We stayed in Mt. Pleasant, just over the bridge from downtown Charleston.) The restaurant we ate at was on the waterway and we were able to get a table outside and watch the fishing boats come in. They had the best crab dip, so fresh!!
Our girls played their hearts out. They had four games, 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
They made it to the championship game, but lost it 2-0. It was hot and humid on Sunday and they played a team from Savannah. It was obvious they were acclimated to the heat a little more than our team. We haven't had enough warm days to get use to playing in it yet. Anyhow, the Savannah team had tons more energy than our girls and as a result were able to get the ball in the goal.
so glad #1 came with us!
thinking about the game
We had 3 hours in between games each day. Just enough time to go to the battery park and have lunch under the tress and let the team rest and cool off. #1 and I walked around a few blocks just looking at the beautiful houses and courtyards. The area is called Rainbow Row because of the different colors the houses are painted. I was inspired, I went straight to the nursery Monday morning and bought way too many flowers again.