Living it up in the Bahamas

Penn State Athletics

It took a long, tiring journey from State College to get there, but the turquoise waters of the Bahamas were worth it for the Penn State basketball team.

Right now the Lady Lions are living it up in the Bahamas! We are looking forward to getting out on the courts and getting our games in the Junkanoo Jam started, but in the meantime we have been practicing and enjoying the experience here.

Getting to the Bahamas was a journey on its own. We left State College at 12:30 a.m. on Monday and drove four hours to Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. Then we hopped on a plane down to Miami, and finally got on our last leg of the journey, a quick 25-minute flight to the Grand Island. After a long night of travel with very little sleep, we were finally in the beautiful city of Freeport.

We took the rest of our first day to catch up on rest and get our bearings. We were quick to head down to the pools and beach, check out the ocean and do some body surfing. Later that night, two of my teammates, Jenny DeGraaf and Tori Waldner, and I tried conch for the first time, which seems to be a very popular dish in the Bahamas. We were very impressed!

I will be updating with some video in the next week, including our visit with the dolphins, our games and the Junkanoo Jam experience! In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter @maggielucas33 or the Lady Lions @pennstatewbb.