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March Beach Trip Tournament Recap.

Hey there!! Happy, happy Monday!! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Today, Monday, I am sharing my beach trip recap!! I hope you all enjoy!! 

*Linking up with Heather and Tanya

Friday 3/5:

On Saturday, we left around 3:00 PM. The trip is about a 3-hour drive. While in the car I read, slept (I randomly fell asleep and woke up and had no idea that I was sleeping for an hour), listened to an audiobook with Mom, and listened to whatever movie Clara was watching in the back! We only stopped once because Clara had to go to the bathroom, and we were hungry, so we got birthday cake flavored protein bars, that were actually pretty good! Here was us in the car!

We got to the hotel around 6:30, there was traffic, and we went on a little detour. Clara and I went up to the room with our small car stuff, while Mom brought the big stuff up on a rolling cart thing, I can't think of what it's called!

While on the way up to the room, we saw a couple teammates going to dinner, so we went with them! We ended up going to the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill! I had the kid's fried shrimp meal, and it was great! Clara loved her meal as well! Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures as dinner. :( After dinner, we all decided to go to the hot tub! We swam around in there for 30 minutes or so, then went on to bed!

Saturday 3/6:

Saturday was a big day! We had our first two games, then we could hang at the beach for the rest of the day! 
On Saturday I got up at 5 AM, got ready, and headed down to the lobby by 6!! I rode with Baylee and her Mom to the facility, and we had to be there around 6:30.

I have no photos from 6:30-8:30, so I'll just fill you in!

Our first game started at 7, so when we got there, we warmed up, and then our game started! We won that game in straight sets, and it was over pretty quickly. Then, after our game, we had to ref the two other teams game. I was doing libero tracker, and while some of us were reffing, Hart gave us banana bread that she made! I only have one selfie from reffing and it was with Harlie! 

Then we had another game at 9, and we won in straight sets as well!! When we were finished it was around 10:15, so we decided to all go back to the hotel and get ready to go to lunch together at The Gulf!! Once we got there, Hart braided my hair while we waited for the food! I ended up getting a kid's Grilled Cheese and fries, it was really good!! It is definitely difficult not having sodas for one whole year because I am always wanting a soda whenever I go out to eat, buuuttt we are still going along. It's crazy to think that I have not had sodas in 74 days!!

While we were waiting for our food, we all took a selfie for the CCJ Instagram to repost. 

Juju, who was on my travel team last year, was at this tournament with us and I was so happy to see her!!

This was our team photo at The Gulf! We had so much fun there, and the food was so good!

When we were all done eating and playing around, we all decided to go down to the beach at the hotel me and a couple other teammates were staying at! Harlie drove with me, and we ended up being the first ones down to the beach! We were the only ones down there for about 10 minutes, so we jumped waves, set down our stuff, and took some selfies!

When everyone got down to the water, we set up our stuff and laid out for a couple minutes. We got a speaker and played our music, and one of the moms brought a cooler with drinks and snacks down for us. Pryceless and I shared a towel to lay out on, so we took some selfies! 

Once we took a couple minutes to settle down, it was picture time!! Be prepared for around, I don't know, a million photos, just kidding, but there are kind of a lot!

KK and I!!

Connelly and I!!

Hart and I!!

Gracie and I!!

Baylee and I!!

Lottie and I!!

Juju and I!!

Pryceless and I!!

Eliza and I!!

Coach Jessie and I!!

Clara and I!! #sistersforever

Mallory and I!!

Now onto the group photos!!

Pryceless, Lottie, and I!

Eliza, Lottie, and I!!

Gracie, KK, and I!!

Hart, Harlie, and I!!

Eliza, KK, Baylee, Lottie, and I!!

After our loads of photo-taking, we settled back down and chilled for 30 minutes or so. Then, we got bored from laying out, so we played volleyball on the beach, and then played football! It was so much fun! We stayed on the beach for about three hours or so. Then, we all packed up and headed for dinner at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club! I ended up getting the same that I had had the night before, it was just as good!! The food took a while, but we had a great time waiting! It was also freezing, so we were all cuddled together!!

When we were done eating, everyone came over to play cards at our hotel, but I was exhausted, so I headed up to bed, and was asleep by 8:30!!

Sunday 3/7:

Sunday was our last day of the tournament, and, just like last time, I completely forgot to take any photos. :( I only have 4. But, I will try to explain what all happened!

We had to be there at 6:45, so I got up at 5 AM, got ready, packed up everything, went down to the lobby, ate some PopTarts from there, and rode with Lottie, Eliza, KK, and Gracie to the place we were playing at. 

We had to ref at 7:30, so we got there and hung out for a bit, and Hart braided my hair again. We also ate a lot of banana bread from Hart, too! When we reffed, I did the books, Hart did libero tracker, and Lottie did score. When we were done reffing, it was time for us to play! We won our game in straight sets. Then, much to our disappointment, we had to ref again! Since I had done a job every time we reffed, I got to take a break and watch the game instead, I sat with Pryceless and we ended up watching Stranger Things and discussing all things Marvel!! I found my movie buddy!! After the game before us was over, it was time for the 13 Power Championship game! We ended up playing a 12's team who decided to play up, that we had beaten the day before. We won, in straight sets again!! 

Here are the photos, I actually found more in our group chat!!

That is us with our medals!!

This was us pre-championship game!

Baylee and I after we won!

And our Insta picture after the game!

Well, friends, that was my trip recap!! I hope that you all enjoyed reading it!! Wishing you all a wonderful, wonderful day! See you all tomorrow for A Day In The Life!!


  1. Looks like you had a great trip! Congratulations on your wins!!

  2. Sports trips are some of our fave memories! Bonus when they take you to the beach!!

  3. It's great that you can hang out with your teammates like normal! Great pictures, sounds like a fun time.

  4. Oh you are making me envious with all that sunshine! What a fabulous weekend you had!

  5. That sounds like so much fun and congrats on all your wins!

  6. Abby, it looks like you all had such a great time! Congratulations on your wins! I didn't know that you had quit soda, but I have to share my little soda quitting story with you. When I was in high school, my swim team decided to all collectively quit soda. We did it for only 60 days and I rarely ever craved soda since then...that was about 30 years ago! It is a good thing to cut from your diet. Now when I do crave it, which is very seldom, I indulge myself but really only enjoy a few sips and then it is too sweet! Keep up the good work on that one. And then allow yourself small indulgences later on! Thanks for sharing all the good stuff with us!



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