Jan. 12, 10 a.m.: I have been here a little more than a week now, and I have to say I can definitely get used to this. San Marcos, Texas is a beautiful town; the hotel and Skyport facility are very close to Texas State University. The people here are among the nicest I have ever come across. We have all heard about Southern and Southwestern hospitality; I am fortunate to experience it hands on. The San Marcos area has an abundance of restaurants at affordable prices. If there is one thing for certain, it is that Texans are very serious about their burgers and iced tea. We are housed in the Country Inns and Suites, which is also really comfortable, with a gym, pool and a hot tub in which to relax. The hotel is situated about five minutes driving distance from the Redbird training facility. This opportunity means a lot to me, and I will never forget this priceless experience.