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May 10-22, 2004

May 17, 2004

Dear Gator Fans,

Never has a 3-0 loss been as enjoyable as the match vs. Bayer Leverkuesen coached by former All-American Gator, Gudi Stuab. Both teams played with lots of emotion and for a match played at 13:30, in an elementary school, with nothing riding on the outcome, the play was late-season like. We knew if Gudi's team played with any of her "game", they'd be great. After seeing her coaching in action, we can understand why Bayer Leverkuesen was so successful. Of course I’m still dealing with a loss to a former player…

The elementary school students where the match was held enjoyed the action.
The Gators exchange items with the Bayer team before Monday's match.

The afternoon activity included another trip to Koln. The tourist award goes once again to Sherri, Rhian, and Kelley who rode the gondola over the Rhine River after taking the metro to the zoo. Second place to trainer Matt and wife, Sony, SID LeeAnne, and Roberta for climbing the 509 steps of Koln Cathedral belfry tower. (Notice not a player in that group). Honorable mention to those that found Starbucks and decaf coffee - a first of the trip.

After a lengthy dinner (is there any other in Europe?), we said good bye to Gudi and husband, Guido. Just as Lauren Moscovic was beginning to learn German from the Bayer player sitting next to her, it was time to go. Wake-up call is 5:45 a.m. Don't feel sorry for us, Paris awaits. And Lauren, it's time to learn French. You have six hours.

P.S. Big news - Michelle branched out and ate Weinerschnitzel! A big change from yesterday's feast at KFC.

Bis bald! (Hope to see you soon)

Previous Postcards:
May 21, 2004
May 20, 2004
May 19, 2004
May 18, 2004
May 17, 2004
May 16, 2004
May 15, 2004
May 14, 2004
May 13, 2004
May 12, 2004
May 11, 2004
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