Down Under Diaries - Lindsey Pluimer
Photo gallery - day seven

Dear Diary,

Hey Bruin Family! Well, it's day seven of our Australia trip. I can't believe how fast it has gone by. I guess it's true - time does fly when you're having fun!

Today was a day full of events. We started our day off with the hotel breakfast, which everyone seemed to really like. Then we went to the Aboriginal park here in Cairns. At the park, we were able to visually see the aboriginals' culture, which was a great experience. Once we arrived, we learned how to throw spears and boomerangs. While participating in the boomerang throwing, however, Shaina encountered an unfortunate accident. Thankfully, she wasn't too seriously hurt!

Following the park, we were given time to shop and explore through an arts and craft area. I came home empty-handed, but many of the girls found some neat, creative souvenirs.

After leaving the shopping market, we went to this amazing pizzeria. I would have to say this was my favorite meal of the trip. For all of you that know me, you know that I'm a pretty plain eater, but this cheese pizza was delicious!

Later on, we left for our last game of the trip. I thought our team played hard and picked up the intensity, but unfortunately, we ended up with a loss. But I'm a firm believer that you learn from your mistakes. I think our team learned from the game, along with the other three games. It has been an amazing experience to see another part of the world; not only to travel, but to travel with a great group of girls. I feel this experience has enabled us to learn more about each other and bond through this amazing opportunity.

Thanks to all the people that made this trip possible! Thanks for all of your love and support! We miss you guys!


Lindsey Pluimer

p.s. Just wanted to say to my family, friends, and Anth, I miss you guys!

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA