The Trip to China and Opening Ceremonies

Hi from China!

18 of us made it safe into Shanghai. Travel was easy, but long. We “followed the sun” on our flight, and added another day to our life without a night in between.

Upon arriving at the hotel after being up 24+ hours, Peter the interpreter announced we had 20 min. to change into dress up clothes for a banquet in honor of the tournament competition, and warned us…”no time to shower!”…..we looked pretty good considering….

Arriving at the Hotel

Pictures from the banquet:

At the Banquet

Getting Ready for a Toast

Some of the Girls from both Mad-City and the Chinese Team

More pictures from the Banquet

John up at the Podium

Don showing off pictures from the World Water Ski Show Tournament

Here’s a link to more pictures from the banquet.

Our hotel is 5-Star and next to the lake for the tournament, Ji Xin Lake.

Practice went excellent this morning. We are ready!

Practicing on the water

In an hour we will go for the opening ceremony and the first day of competition.

At the Opening Ceremonies

Laura being interviewed by the local press

Here’s a link to more pictures from the opening ceremonies.

We will try to keep updates and pix coming regularly.

Ski Strong – Live Strong!

Mad-City USA Wonder Lake Sini-American Water Ski Competition Team

Sent back by Lori.

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