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Friday, May 6, 2011

Bermuda I'm Here!

Hey Everyone!

I'mmmmmmmmm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack (sorry, I couldn't resist)!

It's been a long time, but through my next few blogs, you'll understand why I've been away for so long. I'll try my best to not let it happen again (I said "try" - lol). Anyway, I'm here in the beautiful country of Bermuda. Y'all when I say beautiful, I mean BEAUTIFUL! The water, the weather, the people - everything. In just 1 1/2 days, I've been blessed with the team that I'm with.

Starting with David Bascome, who is looked at as the Michael Jordan of Bermuda. He's a former soccer player, and the Commissioner of the Island Soccer League. Some of you in the US might know him as one of the coaches for the Baltimore Blast team. He's a soccer legend, but more than that, he's a COMMUNITY legend. He founded Hope4Life (eerie, right?), which helps keep the youth engaged and off of drugs and violence. Great guy, and I'll be sharing more information later.

Quency (my manager) has been doing a lot of work here, and he's told me so much about Bermuda. They even had me featured on the front page of the daily newspaper here a couple weeks ago. I'm heading to some schools this morning to speak to the youth - as was announced here. I'm excited to see some of the young women here play tonight, and I look forward to hosting them when they come to Phoenix later this month during training camp. I'll be doing even more, but I'll save that for later.

I've had some small tours, and was blessed to have dinner with the former Minister of National Security, Colonel David Burch. I've seen one of the best beaches in the world - Horseshoe Bay Beach - and learned a lot about the culture and the various foods. One thing I want to say is that the Bermuda Triangle is nothing to be afraid of. Don't let that story scare you away from coming here. I look forward to seeing more, but I have to run to go speak at Cedar Bridge Academy and Berkley Institute! I'll blog more later!

Until next time...