[b][b]Happy Birthday Curtis Withers! (August 2)
On my birthday I always like to relax and get some sleep, so that’s what I did…on the plane. I got a lot of rest during the traveling out of the country so basically that’s how I spent my birthday. The plane flight was one of the longest flights I’ve taken thus far. The food was actually pretty good, too.
The bus ride, I felt like it was kind of like a movie. We saw a lot of the countryside, we saw how a lot of people live in the city (Buenos Aires), we got to see the shore from the streets (of Mar del Plata) when we got to town. I saw some of the shacks that are on the outside of (Buenos Aires) and I can’t believe people live in some of those places.
We also stopped in the McDonald’s. But it was different. There was no dollar menu. It was kind of funny ordering food. I can now see how people who migrate to the U.S. feel, as far as speaking and blending in with everybody else. It’s very hard when you can’t communicate with people. I had Allan Ray translate my order for me. He’s from the Bronx and his girlfriend is Hispanic and he knows some Spanish so he translated for me.
I haven’t visited the beach in a long time, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Myrtle Beach. This is almost better though, it’s a little like a Venice Beach type of atmosphere. Yeah, Venice Beach.
Practice tonight was actually good. I actually had some legs and energy for once. The gym reminded me of a recreation league, as well as the kids in the background. We were dunking and they were going, ‘ooh, ahh.’
I want to say hello to everybody back home, as well as my mother and my son.[/b]
Link: USA U21 Team Blog: Groundhog Day