Monday, January 28, 2008

Spanish Cup

Alicante won the first semi-final game of the Spanish cup Friday night 87 - 81! Keith was the high scorer while Taylor was the second high scorer with 13 pts and 7 rbds.

Saturday at 7pm in Spain; (1 pm our time) Alicante played LECHE RIO BREOGAN in the championship game- - game update to come!

Way to go Alicante!~

Monday, January 21, 2008

vs. Barrios

Taylor had a great game Friday night against vs CB Villa de los Barrios. He scored the first 8 points and then the first 14 of 16 including a 3 pointer! (Love. That.) He finished as the high scorer of the game with 22 points and 8 rebounds.

The game was close and exciting but Alicante was trailing by 2 (87-85) in the last 30 seconds. Nick George hit a 3 pointer with 25 seconds left to give Alicante an 88-87 win!

Sounds like a great game! Way to go Taylor and Alicante!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

And Now for Basketball

Taylor only had one game while we were in Alicante, but it was awesome! The fans are totally wild and into the game- - the gym was buzzing with excitement- - and they have a remote-control blimp that flies over the court during time-outs. The game was close (they only won by three points) but they managed to stay ahead the entire second half. Taylor hurt his knee pretty early in the game but he played through it and didn't disapoint us! We hadn't seen him play in a LONG time so it was really fun regardless! (I'm sure we didn't cause any commotion cheering/yelling in English either...) :)

And, we've mentioned this before, but Taylor's teamates are. just. awesome. It was fun to see all of them together on and off the court!

Here are some pictures from the game!

We have pretty awesome video from the game too, we'll post it when we figure out how... :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Home for the Holidays

Taylor was home, and is back in Spain and we've been there, and there's still LOTS to share, but we felt like sharing a picture of what Taylor did while he was home for the couple days during the holidays...

It wouldn't be a visit home without some Jazzercise.... right? :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

There's Always Fun in Alicante

The boys on New Years Eve (the outside two are on chairs... )

Sunset. One word. INCREDIBLE.

A view of the beach from the top of the castle. From the top on this point you can see the entire city.

Family dinner! While Taylor practiced, we cooked!

We're BACK!

Expect lots of great stories and pictures SOON! It was SO MUCH FUN! :)

And many thanks your our wonderfully gracious host- - it's not easy when 6 people move in with you for 12 days!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Still Here!

We're still here in Spain and having a great time! The weater has been beautiful and we spent the day yesterday on the beach! We have lots of great pictures and stories to share, but, well... we'd hate to waste any Spanish time on the computer! :) We'll make sure we upload everything when we're back towards the end of the week!

Until then!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Tonight's the NIGHT

We have been having an amazing time with Taylor in Alicante.  We've done lots of sightseeing and yesterday we took a trip north to Benidorm.  If you ever have a chance to come to la Costa Blanca, don't miss it.  This is one of the most beautiful places we have visited.  It's the middle of winter here (although to our Vermont hearts it seems more like spring) so the beaches are empty but we've been enjoying them anyway.  The balcony from Taylor's apartment overlooking the ocean has been the site of many meals since our arrival and provides the perfect backdrop to a Mediterranean vacation.

Today we are heading to el barrio and el porto in Alicante and stopping at the grocery store.  Tonight, Taylor has a home game that we're all attending!  We can't wait to see him and the team in action and are looking forward to cheering them on!  We have lots of pictures to share and will be back with an update of the game later today/tomorrow!

Until then we are celebrating en la estila de espana.  :)