I went back to Chile for the 15th year of CC Chile Nationals.
Last week I was in Chile for CC Chile’s bid event. The cheerleading and event in general have improved each year of the 3 I’ve gone. Our hosts were as gracious as ever and I believe I became Oli’s favorite American. I also learned I look like an M&M, but that’s for another day. Hopefully there will be another trip next year.
I also came back with lots of wine.
The second part of the Chile trip was in Vina del Mar with Steve, Mirja, Chris Showalter, and Ben Kelly. This part of the trip included relaxing at our hosts’ house, a trip to Chuck E. Cheese with a couple children, driving in Santiago, black pepper potato chips, a Moai, getting stared at like I was a mermaid riding a unicorn, and a lot of wine. A whole lot of wine.
I went back to Chile with Steve and Mirja and this time Denise joined us for the first week. Steve is still pretty chill and professional, Mirja is still hilarious, and I learned Denise is an amazing person. During the week I saw breast feeding on a plane for the first time, traveled to one of the smallest airports I’ve ever seen, and heard plenty of unedited music during routines. I also learned ordering a drink when you don’t speak the same language as the bartender is like playing roulette.