Monday, April 17, 2017

Final Day: Girls & Boys ODP Day 7

Our final full day in Berlin started cloudy and rainy. The boys' groups got some much deserved time to sleep in while the '03 girls prepared for their final match with the '01 girls accompanying them to cheer them on. Their opponent was Berilona Mitte and the club invited the local town official to welcome us and host us in their wonderful facilities. It was the most competitive match for our '03s this trip and it was some wonderful back and forth action that saw our opponent come back from one goal down to steal the victory. After the match, the grill was fired up as we were treated to some wonderful food and socializing with our hosts in their wonderful clubhouse with music in the air and smiles all around.

Federal Republic of Germany
The boys' groups enjoyed a wonderful walking tour of the great historic sites Berlin has to offer. Our tour took us to Museum Island, the Telecom Tower, the Martin Luther Reformation Church, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Wall. After the tour, all groups headed to the Berlin mall to shop for some wonderful gifts for their families to prove they were thinking about them before going home. Most of the chocolate and gummy bears may not make it home though, because it may get devoured.

We are all packing tonight to get ready for an early flight tomorrow as we say our goodbyes to our wonderful host nation and it's wonderful people.