Ladies Army VIII

The feels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round.
The feels on the bus go round and round,
all throuuuugh the towwwwn. (Guadalajara)

That’s right – The Post Tourney Blues are in full force :…)

Ladies Army 8 was held in Guadalajara, Mexico, this 2016, and it. was. righteous.

MY journey started from IAH airport, where I ran in to Birdie and Tiffany at the airport. We grubbed and were soon informed that our flight to Guadalajara had been delayed. FUUUUUUUU

Tiffany and Jackie were members of one of the airline’s fancy shmancy lounges, and ditched us, as they came to realization. Birdie and I twiddled our thumbs for a second, before deciding to attempt to sneak in to the lounge and join them. I mean, they had free drinks inside, how could we not at least try to slither in?

Success. We saw that the receptionist at the front of the lounge was busy with a customer, so we nonchalantly walked in. We couldn’t believe how effortless it was, but hid our excitement, and headed straight to the bar. We ordered 2 drinks each, and then hit up the snack line. I was off to a great polo-cation!

A voice on the speaker announced that the open bar would close in the next 30 minutes, so naturally, we chugged our drinks, and went for round 2.  We couldn’t finish our bevvies, and ended up pouring the leftovers in a water bottle. Yolo, amirite?

We finally board the plane and arrived to Guadalajara at like, 3 am..

My bike doesn’t make it. Sigh. The airline assures me that it will arrive the next day. (It betta!) (it does 😛 )

We uber to our destinations, and I end up crashing with Birdie at her airbnb. I slept on a sleeping pad in a room with Melanie, Jess from DC, and B. The windows were open and I slept for maybe an hour, due to the mosquitoes draining liters from my own blood supply.          The morning finally comes, and we’re off to an adventure – Los Guachimontones!

Some Americans, Chileans, and Mexicans climbed aboard a big, white, kindappy kinda van. We head to the Mexican town of Teuchitlán in the state of Jalisco about an hour west of Guadalajara. The place we visit is a 2,000 year old prehispanic archaeological site . We learn that Guachimontones means a “place dedicated to the divine”.

OH , yeah! The tournament!

Lots of positive vibes ~as always~, new friends were made, and polo sheroes were discovered. Ya know💁‍-  the uuj (usual). It was rad, basically!

This year, I played with 2 womxn from Chile. Our team name was ZORDAS. We slayed, we scored, we didn’t make the top 5, but hey! – pretty sure I dance battled and murdered some competition. *dusts shoulders*

Too much tequila was had, and I managed to eat shit going back to my hotel the last night I was in town, after trying to spend all my pesos at the bar  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

My knee oozes on the hotel bed.

 

❤ Til next Ladies’ 😛

Pictures and a video by LosReciosTV below!

 

 

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