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September 2, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Road trippin’ with Bellevue — D&B’s and the beach

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It’s a little after 4 p.m. and it’s been a busy day for the Wolverines.

The first plane landed at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana about 9:30 a.m. The group of players and younger players settled into seats and waited until the second flight arrived about 11:30 a.m.

Then it was off to baggage claim and two charter buses covered in advertisements for Sea World.

The bus whisked the team off to Irvine where they had a taco bar lunch at Dave and Buster’s before the team was turned loose to play games — pop-a-shot, air hockey and numerous video games — and win tickets, which some pooled into a giant stuffed white bear that was presented as a gift to coach Butch Goncharoff.

It was a good bonding experience the day before the game.

Before heading into the restaurant that doubles as an arcade, Goncharoff told his players to “have a blast” but to be mindful that they were representing their program and their school.

They team has been playful, but well behaved, impressive considering there are two busloads with players and coaches on the trip.

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After lunch it was off to Balboa Pier where some watched the huge waves crash, while others walked down the pier to Ruby’s Diner to grab a shake or a soft-serve ice cream.

By 3 p.m. the team boarded the buses and headed to Costa Mesa to check into the hotel. Players have a little down time now to settle into their rooms before a 5 p.m. dinner and a practice later this evening.

I’ll have another post or two before the day ends with more photos and a video or two.

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