Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

After lunch, it was time for the first real team shopping outing of the trip. On the agenda: pearls. Carli Lloyd spoke so highly of her pearl quest a few days ago that the rest of the team had to partake…and partake they did. Note to shoppers in Shanghai: There are still pearls left here, but it would be wise to go shopping before the U.S. team hits the mall again. Lloyd brought back an even bigger haul than the last time and the dozen or so players sort of overwhelmed the sales ladies in the small shop, but we are sure it was worth it as they had a very good day of business. People in China have been collecting, growing, and harvesting pearls for over two thousand years, meaning these pearls have some history and quality to them for sure.

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