We are about halfway though our trip and it continues to be an amazing derby adventure.
Let me just say that the roller derby community has been incredibly kind and generous to us. There are very special qualities that I have found in roller people. One is that they are nuts over this sport. Anyone that shares in that same enthusiasm for derby can be an instant friend. This quality has allowed perfect strangers to invite us into their homes and take care of us!
I have to ask myself whether this could happen with any other sport or interest group where two strange people are traveling around the country and welcomed with open arms to the track, hang-out spots, and skater’s homes. It blows my mind. I am ever so grateful for how flippin’ awesome the roller derby community is. So, a big giant THANK YOU to all of you that have helped us along the way so far.
The Panama City Roller Derby Gang
Here’s what has happened since the last post.
Sprints with Panama City
After our stay in Jacksonville, FL we started driving west. We made our way though the panhandle of Florida to the Panama City Roller Derby practice. We burned off the daylight hours by walking the beaches of Panama City. It was most definitely their off-season. Even big chain fast food restaurants were “closed for the season”.
We made it to practice with plenty of time to spare and meet some of the roller gals that had invited us. Unfortunately, there were a group of ladies that were sick or injured that could not make it, but that did not stop us from us having a kick-butt practice lead by Scarlett Letter Have It. Planks and sprints left my body sore for days.