I can still remember the
weekend 14 crazy Arizona pilots came to the hostel.
It was a bunch of European guys & a carload of beautiful Texas girls.
We partied at the hostel, in the streets
of downtown San Diego & had the time of our
lives, when 25 of us went to Mexico for the night.
"The real drama came
Finlay, The Canadian, didn't make
it back to
A month or so
later, it happened again, but on a different level. This time
around, it was a church group from Canada.
The girls were the biggest flirts & the guys were just as cool. They were young, however, the couple of nights we spent
together left the most bizarre impression on me. Easter Sunday, The Leap of Faith, Joe's Crab Shack & going
to the cinema to see: "Time Machine" with the youth pastor, Chris Banas.
Fabienne Aebi of
Switzerland told me that "it was much different here...".
Yes, Fabienne, it really was. I believe I saw
a side of The Hype that I didn't think existed. Cooking dinner, slumber parties, midnight bike rides, playing Robin Hood with
Seaworld & watching 23 Irish lads & lassies sing their way to a soccer victory during the World Cup! "Olė, Olė, Olė, Olė...
Olė. Olė. We're all part of Jackie's army, we're all off to Italy... And we'll really shake them up when we
win the World Cup, cause Ireland is the greatest fütball team!" -Geo D. Oliver, Alaska
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