I am on my way home. I am sitting in the airport in Rio de Janeiro waiting for my first 14 hour flight to Dubai. I have a 3.5 hour stop over there and then another 14 hour flight before arriving in Sydney late on Friday night. I can't wait to see you all back at school on Monday :)
I have been sooooooooo busy since I last wrote ... I have so much to share that I don't know where to start.
I might share my exciting experiences through the photos I took ...
We have mostly had great weather but there were quite a few rainy days when the hockey was on - there wasn't much shelter at the fields so our rain jackets got a good workout! This is Amber and I watching Sarah umpiring.
We went for a yummy Brazilian BBQ one night!
I umpired my last game with Amy Baxter from USA. She is a great laugh! We umpired Great Britain (who ended up winning the gold medal) vs. China.
These Chinese player was tripped over, rolled and then kicked me in the back (by accident of course!)
We went to the Athletics on Sarah's birthday and saw Usain Bolt run!!!!
Sarah, Amber and I at the Athletics.
On August 18th, Sarah, Amber, Kelly and I had the upgrade passes and we got to go and see as many sports as we could. It was my favourite day by far!!!!! We saw the Diving, Water Polo, Handball, Basketball, Taekwondo and Beach Volleyball.
At the Water Polo!
With the upgrade passes, we got to go into all the fancy lounges, eat lots of ice cream and meet very important people.
Watching the Handball semi final between Holand and France.
Kelly and I at the Basketball semi final between USA and France.
It rained and rained and rained while we were at the Beach Volleyball - we got very wet haha - lucky they gave us ponchos!
The AMAZING crowd at the Beach Volleyball. Brazil won the gold medal so you can imagine how great the atmosphere was!
Fireworks at the Closing Ceremony.
Sarah and I at the Closing Ceremony!
I have spent the last few days with my beautiful family for my birthday. I loved every minute.
Time to head home now though xxxx