"Before coming to Virtual Highway I had never surfed a day in my life and I was pretty sure I didn't want to start. But Marianna kept after me, telling me how much fun it would be, and I gave in. The first time I made it all the way to the beach was awesome. And Mari was right ..... it was lots of fun.
Then Mari said I had to enter the VHSA Waves of Courage competition. Excuse me??!!?? Me, compete against experienced SL surfers? No way !!!!! But we all know how persuasive Marianna can be. LOL
So there I was on the beach, waiting for the competition to start. My stomach was doing flip-flops, my heart was somewhere up in my throat and my hands were shaking so bad I didn't think I could manage the arrow keys. After I made the first wave though, I calmed down. Until I made the finals ..... then the nerves started all over again.
I felt exhilarated once it was all over and can't wait for the next competition. I do want to thank everyone who made my first time such a wonderful experience.......Cierra, Colleen, Kako, the judges Sally, Bobbi and Kayaker, Tiffany and Logger. Most of all, I want to thank Marianna.......teacher extraordinaire !!! "