Evolution of a dream

We talked the talk.

June, 1998
The setting: Mom and Dad’s living room. 
Alyson: We should go to a World Cup.
Lauren: That would be cool.

June, 2002
The setting: Lauren – Mom and Dad’s living room.  Alyson – Camp Anawanna (PA). 
Lauren: I love the World Cup.
Alyson: I love the World Cup. I would love it more if I could actually watch it, instead of being a camp counselor in the middle of nowhere.
Lauren: That’s your own fault.
Alyson: True. But I still love it.
Lauren: We should go to one.
Alyson: Yep.

June, 2006
The setting: Mom and Dad’s living room. 
Alyson: We should go to the next World Cup.
Lauren: We should.
Alyson: I’m not kidding.  We really should.
Lauren: Let’s do it.
Alyson: We’re doing it.
Lauren: Done.

We’re walking the walk.

February, 2010: Submit World Cup ticket application.
March, 2010: Renew passports.
April, 2010: The credit card company calls.  To verify a hefty overseas charge from FIFA/World Cup.  High-pitched squealing, uncoordinated/joyful dancing ensues.   

Dream?  Realized.  We’re going to the World Cup.  In 100 days.

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2 responses to “Evolution of a dream

  1. Hi. I spotted your post to Soccerphile.
    I’m sure you will have a great time! 16 match tickets each or 8 each? Either way its a busy schedule! Follow some of the advice you’re given. If it’s anything like Japan or Germany you will have a great time.
    Maybe I’ll see you in Rustenburg on 12th?

    • Just eight match tickets each. (Just! Ha! I think it will be plenty.)

      We won’t arrive until June 16, so we’ll be watching the England/USA match from home, unfortunately.

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