Sightseeing and the Long Trip Home

On Thursday, we flew back to Beijing. Friday provided us with a day full of sightseeing. We drove by the Olympic venues, we took in the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, some shopping at a Jade museum and the Pearl … Continue reading

Team USA Takes 2nd Place

Yesterday was a great day all around, except for the fact that in the end we lost by 15 points in the competition. We skied two competitions yesterday. Each one is scored and the scores are then added together. In … Continue reading

Exhausting Day

It’s hard to explain today, and quite frankly I’m too exhausted to write the many paragraphs it would take to capture today. We left the hotel at 8:00 a.m. and didn’t return til 10:10 p.m. The competition venue is amazing. … Continue reading

Finally made it to Liuzhou

Hi again from the other side of the world! It was yet another LONG day of travel for us. Left the hotel in Beijing at 8:50, went through a long hassle at the airport with our baggage (a total of … Continue reading

Made it to Beijing

We’ve arrived safely in China!!! It was a long and painful day of travel. We were on an airplane for 14+ hours – we had an hour delay in Chicago for mechanical issues and a 13 hour flight to Beijing. … Continue reading

The Departure

Departure went much smoother than expected. We met at the park ‘n ride in Madison and loaded up lots of luggage. We had a Badger Coach bus waiting for us. The excitement finally set it when everyone showed up with … Continue reading

A Gift for Gabbi

One of our team members, Gabbie Taschwer, received a thoughtful travel gift today, from her Dad’s work friend, Anita, who is from Hong Kong. Anita gave Gabbie a fancy envelope that has her family’s emblem on it. This type of … Continue reading

Packing for Liuzhou, China

The Mad-City Ski Team is traveling to Liuzhou, China to compete in the Sino-American Waterski Competition. The trip is from October 9-16, 2010. There are 18 people traveling in total. Team members are: Dan Wang, Gary Pickney, Cyndi Pickney, Karli … Continue reading

Mad-City Ski Team to Compete in China

On October 12 and 13, the Mad-City Water Ski Team will be competing in an international water ski competition in Liuzhou, China. Mad-City was selected over several other competing teams to travel for eight days to China and compete in … Continue reading