August 4, 2014 9:28:19 PM
Editor's Note: Members of the Mississippi State women's basketball team will provide a daily blog to keep fans updated on what they're doing on their trip to France and Belgium:
Hey everyone! This is Kendra Grant, a senior on the Mississippi State women's basketball team. It's hard to believe our trip to Europe is finally here. All of us are very excited, but it is even more special for the seniors -- Jerica James, Martha Alwal, Savannah Carter, and myself.
We are excited because this is such a special way to begin our senior year here at State. It seems like such a long time ago that coach (Vic) Schaefer told us we were going, and for it to finally be here is kind of hard to believe.
It's going to be a great trip with our teammates. I am a last-minute packer, so I got everything packed for 10 days last night. Somehow I got it all done.
We had our final practice at 6 a.m. Monday. It was a good practice, and we mainly ran through our offenses just to make sure we were ready to go. We are going to have a lot of fun on this trip, but when we are on the court we are going to play to win.
We loaded the bus this afternoon. To pass time we watched a movie, but that didn't last long because the late-night packing and early practice caught up with me and I fell asleep. We have a very funny group, and we had a great time when we were awake on the bus.
We got to the airport and got checked in for our flight, but we found out that our flight was delayed. We were able to get something to eat, and some members of the team have been playing UNO.
Unfortunately, we found out we weren't going to be able to fly out Monday night, so it looks like we are going to be spending our first night in Memphis, Tennessee.
So instead of saying good night from Chicago, it's good night from Memphis. Check back tomorrow as Martha will tell you about what we hope is a flight to Europe.
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