Hello MATSIKO fans, friends and family!
We would like to apologize for the delay on the blog updates as there were technical difficulties among other issues. Life on the road... What can you do? From this blog forward, there will be regular updates, pictures, and videos to check for and show your friends!
This week will be a shortened recap of everything Matsiko has experienced thus far during their three month adventure in America. For lack of space (and time!) it will be short and to the point. Remember you can always keep in touch through our Facebook and Twitter! ( www.facebook.com/matsiko ) ( www.twitter.com/matsikoICN )
In Chronological Order...
Performed at a benefit dinner for cancer survivors/ patients in Bend, Oregon
Recorded their new album and had fun playing at the Ranch (Thank you Phillippe and Ruth Mallen!)
[Having fun while taking a group picture]
Schooling throughout the trip
Jessica meets her sponsor in Redding, California where they perform at the Multicultural Celebration ( CHECK OUT THE VIDEO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQin5ZU7HS4 )
Alot of the team went to see the bridge made of glass in Redding, Ca
Went for a delicious italian dinner... a nice treat from Bette and Steve Houtchens!
Traveled to San Franciso where we got to tour the city, see the mass of sea lions on the docks, eat at the ghirardelli chocolate store, and see the Golden Gate Bridge!
[Julio making a squished penny in San Fran]
Moved to Concord, California where the kids got to see and tour a real fire truck (Thanks to Debbie and Dennis Bluth!)
Celebrated Zulmira's 12th birthday with a day of swimming and barbeque!
Spent the day at the Monterey Bay aquarium (thanks to the city of Marina!)
[Looking up at the sharks]
Performed the national anthem at the NBA Clippers game! (The video is coming soon!)
[singing for a sold out game]
Some of the team got lost and ended up at the Crystal Cathedral... an excellent surprise tour of an outstanding landmark
Arrived in Hollywood and toured the Griffith Observatory
Performed the national anthem at the UCLA basketball game vs. Washington State
The trailer got a flat tire on the way to downtown disney! (And by flat tire, I mean BLOWN tire)
[Where did the rest of the tire go?!]
Had a campout and spent the night in tents cozied up next to each other! (Thank you Kara and Jeremy!)
Lunch on the house at Souplantation (thanks to Lisa and Michael Dorsey!)
THANK YOU FOR READING! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!