WBB Italy Diary, #2: By Kelly Thomson

After purchasing our snacks, we drove to Mestre to drop off our suitcases at the new hotel then hopped back on the bus to head to our second game of the tour. I'm proud to announce that we are officially 2-0! Not only did we win by 40+ points, we also had one of our own named the MVP. Katya Leick had a HUGE game with 27 points and 24 rebounds! Not too bad for being out for two years, huh? After the game we took pictures with the other team and our trophies before heading back to the hotel for pizza and sleep. Day 4 was all about Venice! We took water taxis into the "City of Water" and then began our walking tour of Saint Marc's square and cathedral. Pictures and movies really don't do the beauty of this city justice. All of the canals, old buildings, and streets are absolutely incredible! We spent the whole day visiting the tiny shops and café's of Venice. But that was nothing compared to the surprise Coach Patterson had in store for us - a ride in the famous gondolas of Italy! This definitely ties, if not beats the boat tour of Lake Como. How many people can say they've ridden in a gondola down the canals in Venice, Italy? This is something that we'll all remember for the rest of our lives!That wraps up days 3 and 4! Can't wait to report back after our next few days of fun in the Italian sun! GO CATS!!Arrivederci!Kelly Thomson