Saturday, July 30, 2011

PAC-12 Meetings

It is the time of year, right before the season starts, that all the football conferences have their media day.  The Pac-12 meets in Los Angeles, Ca., then fly's to Bristol, Conn., and New York, NY.  All the head coaches and their wives arrived in Los Angeles on Monday, July 25th and stayed in the Beverly Hilton.  When Kyle and I arrived in our room that night there was the most beautiful red roses from the Pac-12.  It was the beginning of the trip and I could not take them with me, I hated to leave them so I gave them to one of the workers at the hotel. They also had this cute cupcake in a jar, it was delicious!
Hotel, Roses, Red Velvet Cake in jar

We got up Tuesday and the coaches all went to media meetings and the wives all met and went to a local spa, you could pick what ever you wanted done, I had a great facial.  We all had lunch together and got to know each other better at a near by restaurant, the Pac-12 had a really nice Tori Burch black purse on our chairs for each wife at the lunch.  Right after lunch we all went to the airport and there was a plane for the North teams and a plane for the South teams.  We went right to Bristol, Conn., while the North went straight to New York.
Kyle at media interviews, wives going to lunch, airplane, and Kyle in the plane.
Wednesday morning all the South division coaches of the Pac-12 had to go to ESPN headquarters for interviews.  The wives were given a car and driver to go to New York before the husbands so we did not have to wait for them.  The  wives went to the Broadway play "How to Succeed in Business".  It was really good although I don't think Kyle would have liked it, too much dancing and singing for him.  After the play we walked half a block to a restaurant for a late dinner, it was good food and a fun evening.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kyle had some media interviews to do on Thursday until later afternoon.  All the other wives had gone so I walked from our hotel in the meat packing district to downtown, 60 plus blocks, I walked around for about 5 hours.  It was hot and humidity was high but it was so interesting just watching people everywhere. 
Trump Towers, Central Park, David Letterman Show, and Katz's deli

On Friday Kyle and I just had a relaxing day and did some sight-seeing.  One of Kyle's former players, Sione Pouha, plays football for the NY Jets.  He has a business where drivers will pick up players and take them around town or home from parties, etc.  It is basically a limo type business for players.  Sione is so nice and when Kyle has come to town, he has given him a driver to take him around instead of walking or having to take a cab.  So the driver took us a few places and then we would walk around too.  We walked across the Brooklyn bridge, went to the harbor and saw the Statue of Liberty, went to Katz's Deli for lunch, dropped us off at Central Park, we drove through Wall Street, and we got to experience New York traffic and the crazy drivers.  There are so many people everywhere, it would be easy to get lost there.  We had a fun time alone for a few days before the football season's starts on Monday for Kyle.
Brooklyn Bridge with New York buildings in the background
Statue of Liberty on a hazy day

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