This was the scene on my run on the beach yesterday afternoon. I am in Jurmala, Latvia with the High School Boys’ Basketball Team for their annual CEESA (Central and Eastern European Schools Association) Championships. This is the second time in a row they hosted, and I am enjoying Latvia. It was a busy day and it was nice to relax with a “fresh” run along the snow and ice and the Baltic Sea views. Jurmala is 25 kilometers from the capital city of Riga. On this visit I am seeing the Scandinavian influences in the architecture and the people. Their economy is coming back a bit. After the run, we had the coaches’ dinner at Sue’s Asia Restaurant. As I am getting older, I am enjoying spicy food more. I think it must be my taste buds, like my eyes, are getting worse with age. We then watched the last period of Dynamo Riga’s game against the “Torpedoes” in the Russian Hockey League. They won 3-1 to force a game 7 playoff, and they are the number 7 seed playing against the #2 seed.
It was another great day of basketball, (see my Principal’s Blog for more) and tonight we are taking the student-athletes to the Latvian Basketball League.