After our eventful ride to the airport, it was back to business as we were on our way to Albi, France for our 4th match of the season still looking for our first win. We ended up needing 5 games to do it, but we no longer have a goose-egg in our record! Our team has moments of brilliance, and stretches of really nice play, but we’re still working on finding our confidence and being able to finish things when the game gets tight.
We had a long wait on Sunday before our 5 pm flight, so our coach and President took the girls who wanted to (which ended up being just the Americans) into the city center of Albi to see the Cathedral there. Albi is a smaller city in France and it’s old, but that means it’s go some real character to it. And I was surprised to see how large and beautiful the Cathedral is. There hasn’t been a Cathedral in Europe that hasn’t impressed me thought. Whether it’s the size, structure, architecture, art or designs, there is something unique and gorgeous about each and every one.
We also poked our heads in the art gallery of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a famous French painter who is known heavily for his works based off the Moulin Rouge and other French theatrical life in the late 1800s.
It was a quick trip around Albi before we headed back for team stretching, but it was nice to see another city in France, especially knowing that I will likely never see this place again. Makes me remember that every moment counts so you better make the most of it.