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Travel day to Bilbao

Aug 19, 2014 - Posted by Norma Collett on August 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Updated: August 19, 2014 5:18 pm

Bilbao, Spain (Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014)

Blog #4

After picking up a 94-93 win last night in their first game while in Spain, the BYU women's basketball team traveled by bus to Bilbao, Spain, arriving in the city around 4 p.m.

Freshman Amanda Wayment provides today's team blog.

How was the bus ride to Bilbao? What did you see along the way?
The bus ride was four hours long, but surprisingly it went by fast. I slept almost the whole time along with the rest of the team. I was asleep most of the way, but whenever I was awake there wasn’t much to see. We did see some sunflower fields that were really pretty though! The countryside started off as dry, but as we got closer to Bilbao, more trees and mountains appeared until we got to the city. We took a bathroom break and then stopped a little later again to have lunch in a restaurant that served different varieties of sandwiches.

What did you have for dinner?
For dinner we literally could not find anything to eat so we walked around for almost three hours until we found a pizza place down the street from our hotel. The city is very beautiful with a big river across from our hotel.

What’s been your favorite food/meal so far on the trip?
My favorite food so far has been the steak and pasta we ate right after our game on Monday night in Madrid.

Did you do any shopping, or get any souvenirs?
The only shopping I’ve done is buying little helicopter toys in the town square in Madrid for my nephews.

Is there anything else you saw, did or experienced today?
We saw a huge tent with a big projection screen of the soccer game tonight and everyone was trying to catch a glimpse of the game. It is obvious they take their soccer very serious here.