Alex has opened up about her trip to Lake Placid last week. I love when Alex recounts her adventures, she has such a great understanding of what is important and what is not. Friends, food and fun are to be shared, skiing not so much, that is why she went to Lake Placid, why relate the obvious?
Alex did provide a day to day recap of her activities, plane rides, hotel rooms, meals and activities (she remembers everything) but her eyes light up and her voice speed up when she shared the following:
Alex has made a great friend named Amanda. a figure skater from Colorado. I met Amanda at the airport and when I asked Alex if Amanda had down syndrome she said "duh" and then shared that everyone had down syndrome except Misty. According to Alex Misty has a different disability "loudness". It seems as if Misty was the ring leader at night and the girls got in trouble for hanging out in the hallways and being too loud.
Amanda, Alex and Rachel (the third female athlete from CO) have planned a Mom and daughter lunch before the girls leave for South Korea. Only problem, we live 3 hours away from Denver...over two mountain passes.and ice covered roads (it is just year ago I totaled my car going to Denver). Guess we will have to brave it anyway.
Side note.....everyone does not have down syndrome. Alex is attracted to girls who have down syndrome, and boys who do not. No idea what rocks her boat in the boy department these days.
Alex's roommate was Coach Lee and all we learned about Coach Lee is that she is "crazy" because she woke Alex up every morning by singing to her. One day Alex and Coach Lee were late for dinner and missed dessert so they got a box of cookies instead.
Side note.......anybody who gets Alex a box of cookies for dinner is a friend for life.
The Fashion Show
The only evening activity we heard about was the fashion show. On this night all the athletes showed off their new team uniforms and team pictures were taken. Alex enjoyed the hoopla and all the attention the team got.
Side note...Alex got 17 new clothing items....no kidding...two new ski jackets, two new ski pants and assorted shirts, turtle necks, fleeces and work-out clothes, This does not include the four pieces of luggage. Merry Christmas Alex...my Christmas shopping is done. Okay - since I know you read this...I was kidding!