Danielle's European Diary Part 2
Danielle's European Diary Part 2
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Kansas State senior guard/forward Danielle Zanotti is keeping a diary during the women's basketball team's 10-day trip to Europe. The following entries include the previous two days and K-State's game against the U-18 Czech Republic national team.
Entry #3 June 26
Hey Wildcat Fans!
We won our first game in
We had to wake up early so that we could take a boat tour on the
On the way back to Prague we got caught in some traffic so Kelsey Nelson, Marlies Gipson, Kari and I started playing a little game I like to call “Wave at the Locals” (with Erin Sunde serving as the official score keeper). It started out as a friendly competition between the four of us but it soon turned into a bloody grudge match to see which side of the bus could get the most people to wave back at them. After a long fought match my side won...like there was any doubt. ;) And if Kari or Marlies tell you any differently kindly inform them that you heard otherwise.
For dinner we all went out to this really cute pizza restaurant called Kogo. By this time it was probably 10:30 p.m., so as soon as they set our pizzas down we inhaled them. Coach Patterson decided we hadn’t gotten enough to eat so she took us back to that ice cream store from the night before. It was just as good as I remembered. But the night was far from over yet! Our entire group decided to hit up some of the local disco dance clubs. Our first club we went to was featuring 80’s music and we rocked out to some Grease songs before we felt the pressure to leave since we were dominating their small dance floor with our large group. By the third club we hit our stride. The strobe lights were flashing, the fog machine was in full effect, and the techno music was never ending! We immediately hit the dance floor and preceded to start a soul train line where Kari and I created a new dance move we like to call the Waterfall. We’re hoping it catches on in the
Lots of Love from
Entry #4 June 27
I feel like we’ve been gone for so long and we’re just half way through our trip. This morning we had to wake up really early, like 6:30 a.m, which is 11:30 p.m. central time (talk about a messed up sleep cycle). We had to drive about two hours to this city called Kartoly Vary, where the famous glass making company called Moser is located. We did a tour of the facility and even got to go into the factory and see them blow the hot glass. We decided that Shalee (Lehning) would definitely not be able to work there because she would be bouncing off the walls with all that energy you guys are used to seeing during our games and that really wouldn’t be conducive with fire pits and delicate glass! After the tour we went into the city for lunch and a little bit of sight seeing.
Once back in
Next, we walked down the hill back through Lesser Town Prague (Mala Strana) over the
Unfortunately, we have to leave
Every year in my hometown of Mustang, Oklahoma we have a Czech fest that everyone goes all out for, so I’m crossing my fingers that my time in the Czech Republic will give me a step up in next year’s Czech princess contest!! If I can’t be a real princess, I will settle for that crown!
Wish us good luck in our game tomorrow! I’ll be sure to write and tell you how we did!