Friday, February 16, 2018

#455 Tall Chick World Tour

I started playing organized basketball in the fifth grade and was fortunate to play in college, with USA Basketball and professionally.  While basketball was never my “life”, it was a big part of it and I am grateful for the lessons I learned, the people I met and the places I visited (and sometimes lived). 

Last year an idea popped into my head that I should re-visit all the places I played throughout my career.  My next stop after high school was Auburn, Alabama, which I have returned to frequently (and still do).  From there I played in several foreign countries, ending in Seattle, Washington. 

I traveled extensively until my final stop in Seattle, then started my “real” work career.  Yes, I still traveled, but only within the United States.  It wasn’t until 2014 that I finally ventured back to foreign soil, with a trip to Italy.  The bug nibbled at me.  Three years later I was determined to let the bug take a bigger bite and coined my Tall Chick World Tour.  How would it happen?  Who would want to go with me? 

Life is unpredictable, and it took a nudge to put the wheels into motion.  I recently returned from a long weekend in Seattle.  I had wanted to go back for a long time.  Things just seemed to fall into place:  Re-connecting with a friend from the past.  Free hotel nights.  Realizing that several of my teammates (and front-office staff) still lived there.  Let’s do this! 

Below is the back of my Tall Chick World Tour T-shirt.  I’ve listed all the places I played in alphabetical order by city, with the eventual travel dates TBD. 

Stay tuned for my first installment of my TCWT. 

Bon voyage! 

1 comment:

  1. Last time I was in Seattle it rained the whole time.. Hard to be a tourist with weather like that. Have you ever been to Vegas? It's fun to go hiking in Red Rock :)