#BackToBack Champs! #HawaiiMVB gave us a WINNING tour
Wow! That just happened. UH Men's Volleyball claimed another national title, and we were there to witness it! Those are the "lifelong memories" we like to talk about so often at Hawaii Sports Fans. Those moments that only happen once in your life. I'm so happy for our entire group who made the choice to experience all of this.
Speaking of our group, I miss them! It's been a few days now since they've departed LA, but their residual spirit, joy, and excitement remain. Every single day was an adventure, and I miss it so much!
I'll do my best to recap:
Tuesday, 5/3/22: Our first day! The group was already chatting it up in the lobby of our Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Segundo, convenient to LAX and a bunch of eateries and stores just walking distance. We celebrated Taco Tuesday, arriving to Parking Lot 8 on the UCLA campus. On the top level overlooking the Bruin practice football fields, we enjoyed authentic LA carne asada and carnitas tacos, as well as a selection of snacks, beer, wine and much more. It was a jubilant bunch right off the bat, excited to see the 'Bows spank North Greenville, which they did later that night. Some went into Pauley early to see the host school UCLA beat Pepperdine from our reserved seats right behind the UH bench. After the UH match, our group went down to the court to take pictures and talk story with some of the players. A really cool fan experience to be up close with these amazing 'Bows.
Wednesday, 5/4/22: May the Fourth was certainly with us as we took Dodger stadium by storm, seated amongst the most faithful in the Left Pavilion. That's when I, Wayne, put on the server hat,, as we began the "Taste of Dodger Stadium", starting with Burnt End Nachos for all to try. We then moved on to the legendary Dodger Dog and popcorn before it was time for what might have been everyone's favorite-- the brisket sandwich. Very flavorful and balanced. We moved onto CPK pizza, sausage and ham pizza and right into something very specific to the park-- applewood smoked elote (corn) just like on the rugged streets of this glorious city. While we watched the Dodgers pour on the home runs and Giants fans getting razzed like they probably haven't been before, we washed down our smorgasbord with margaritas and draft beer. For many in the group, it was their first time at Dodger Stadium. I can't think of a better first-time experience, especially when they got to try so many different dishes, and - even better - never even have to leave their seat or stand in any of the long lines. That's the VIP #FanExperience.