Buenos dias from Havana.
After a 13-hour educational and cultural excursion Tuesday (and activities that have kept the student-athletes busy since Nov. 23), the team has been given the day off at the hotel. They will spend the day relaxing, thinking about the history they have witnessed the past few days and chronicling it in their daily journals, one of their assignments for Professor Luis Duno-Gottberg’s semester class. This evening they will have a study hall.
Tomorrow will be a full day. We have a good idea of what’s on the agenda, but since Castro’s death and the cancellation of our baseball games, all of the visits around the country have been works in progress, and confirmation of each day’s agenda has been less than 12 hours out. Again, hats off to Rice lead Greg Thielemann and Havana Tours for working on our schedules under unprecedented circumstances.