Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a – Day 2 New Orleans

Pilipaa 14s -practiceNew Orleans, LA – Day 2 in New Orleans for our Pilipa’a 14’s was a hot one with temperatures hovering in the mid-90’s and humidity at 80% which provides a “Real Feel” of about 103F according to the Weather Channel.  It was definitely a little hotter and more humid than the girls are used to.

We started the day with breakfast at the hotel and a quick trip to the grocery store to stock up on water, gatorade, healthy snacks and sandwich materials.  Grocery store prices are significantly lower than at home.

We headed in to town for our first of two practices before the start of the tournament.  We practiced at the Health Club at Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Downtown New Orleans next to the convention center where we will play on Tuesday.  It was an incredible multi-court gym and health club and we were able to get in a good 90-minute practice.  We finished the afternoon with a shopping trip at the Riverwalk on the banks of the Mississippi River and a stop at Cafe’ Du Monde for the world famous beignets which are kind of like a malasada covered in powdered sugar.  We were treated to a New Orleans parade as we left the Riverwalk. We also took a quick sightseeing drive through the French Quarter before returning to the hotel for the night.

We have a big day scheduled for tomorrow with a campus visit at the University of New Orleans, lunch in their cafeteria and a practice in the UNO gym.  The girls are excited and looking forward to starting the tournament on Tuesday.

Pilipa'a girls at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

Pilipa’a girls at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans (click for larger image)

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Pilipa’a 14’s at the Mississippi River (click for larger image)

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