Happy to be in Ireland

March 23, 2011, 10:25 a.m. (ET)

Yesterday we arrived in Ireland after about 15 hours of travel.   We had one layover in London and finally arrived at our Hotel in Dublin.  Since we were traveling for so long, the coaches thought it would be a good idea to go on a light jog at the nearby park… which actually turned into our whole team just playing on the monkey bars, which was surprisingly difficult.  After a brief period of relaxing, we got dinner and got to know a little more about our teammates.  It was a struggle to stay awake, so everyone returned to their rooms and fell asleep by 8 o’clock.  Overall, it was an exciting day.  We are happy to be in Ireland.

Laura Gebhart/ Rachel Jennings