It was a real pleasure to spend the day on Thursday with Kayleigh (Director), Kelly (Sports Director), Jon, Efrain, Loeb, and Joe (Purple Shirts). Generally spending eight hours with anyone during a day is something I try to avoid, especially in the confines of a fast-moving van. In this case, I enjoyed the company immensely. What made the day enjoyable was how comfortable everyone was with each other. I think that getting away does that, which is why I think that trips will be a great tool going forward to get to know our home teams better.
We first made our way in to Manhattan. We arrived a bit early, so we ate at one of my favorite pizza places. Here is a picture of Kelly mashing food into his face and Kayleigh apparently carrying on a conversation with a pizza pie.
Sunday was equally enjoyable. We met Liam at UMASS and he led a tour of his old stomping grounds. We got some pizza delivered to the basketball courts near the dorms, which is where this happened: