Sunday, June 18, 2006
What a week!
After a fun filled week in Thailand, we are back in rainy Colombo. Erik has a fun stomping ground in Thailand and many good friends. We spent some time submerged in Erik's space until he left for Frankfurt and World Cup festivities, then we continued our fun in the sun on Thong Nai Pan beach with our new friends, eating good food, and watching World Cup. (The picture above is a view of the beach we stayed at from above. We got the shot on our flight home.) Watching World Cup with an international crowd on neutral ground is a blast. The US did not fair so well in their first game against the Czech Republic, and it's easy to see why so many fans are passionate about the game. We got a lot a slack for the US' performance. All in good fun of course. So it was extra fun for us to see Ghana stun the international stage with their performance against the Czech Republic. (Or was Ghana shocked by the Czech's performance?)
Ghana is also the first African team to win a game in the tournament this year.
A fantastic win for Ghana, but in order for the US to advance to the next round they have to beat Ghana, and Italy also has to beat the Czechs in the next game.
Unfortunately, we missed the messy Italy vs. US game. We were on the plane returning home. The World Cup fun continues, but now it will be mingled in with the work week. But we can't complain after a fabulous week of making new friends, spending quality time together, and catching up on rest and relaxation. Not bad. Not bad at all.