Logansport’s girls basketball team is back to work this week after returning home from its historic trip to China.
The Berries arrived home around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night after a week filled with sightseeing and visiting sister schools.
The Berries got rock-star treatment while in China. They stayed in four-star hotels and ate at fine restaurants.
“It was an amazing experience, something that most of us won’t see in a lifetime,” senior Samantha Kain said. “We all had a really good time. The people were very welcoming. They served us the best meals, we stayed in the best hotels. It was some of the best hospitality I’ve ever seen.”
The Berries were a hot item anywhere they went.
“They all came up to ask us for our autographs,” Kain said. “They had us sign on their hands, shirts, on any kind of piece of paper they could find. It was awesome. They constantly asked for pictures. When we stopped and took pictures as a group, we had tons of them flooding in trying to get pictures with us. It was an awesome experience.”
Senior Whitney Jennings wrote a daily journal for the Pharos-Tribune last week detailing the entire trip. She said overall the trip was amazing and that it was the people that made it the most special.
But she did note she wasn’t a huge fan of all of the food.
“It was different,” she said. “We have Chinese restaurants in America and it’s American Chinese food. Over there it’s a lot different than what we’re used to here.
“We ate very similar stuff for every meal. Towards the middle of the week we were like ‘we want pizza, we want some different foods’. But there was just different stuff that I would never think of eating. One meal there was jelly fish on the table and I was like, I’ve got stung by one of those once, I don’t think I want to eat it. Yeah, it was just different, some of the food.”