Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hawk Nation,
G'Day Mates. As you can see, I am totally immersed in the Australian culture. The Hawks had another great day Down Under. The weather was a little better today as there was not as much rain, and we actually saw glimpses of the sun.
The day started super early for me and Coach Gallagher. We had a 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting in the city, which required us to leave the hotel via taxi at 7:10 a.m. After breakfast, we stopped by downtown and decided to walk back to the hotel. We were both amazed about how Sydney felt like an American city similar to New York, Boston, or Washington, D.C. 
After the team ate breakfast, we met up to take a walk through the city to the Sydney Tower. This is a huge structure, similar to the Space Needle in Seattle. On the way to the top, we stopped to watch a 4-D video about Sydney. This was so cool because we put on 3-D glasses to get the effect of things coming out of the screen, but the added dimension that took it from 3-D to 4-D was the utilization of the sense of touch to go along with the popping sight. When a scene had water, we actually got sprayed with water. We then went to the top of the tower and had a chance to get a 360 degree view of Sydney from the clouds. The view was really indescribable. 
After resting for about an hour, we then headed to our pre-game meal, which consisted of a myriad of Chinese dishes. The food was delicious. We then went to the gym for the game. 
The game was fast paced and the Hawks shot extremely well in the first half to put us up at the half. The Kings came out in the third quarter, though, and made a huge run to take a lead. The Hawks fought claw and beak the rest of the second half, but came up a little short. We definitely improved our play from yesterday and that's the most important objective: get better each and everyday. 
Until tomorrow, fly with the Hawks Down Under. 

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