This year the MVC had the opportunity to travel to Cancun Mexico with Miller Lite and the Vikings! This is the 5th year the Touchdown in the Tropics has taken place, and it was a blast! Who doesn't want to go to Cancun to help cheer on the Purple and Gold in the middle of winter?
View some of the best images of the Vikings Cheerleaders from the first half of the 2014 season.
Mollie (5th year), Rhea (5th year) and Lauryn (3rd year) traveled with me (Kristin, 3rd Year) to hype up the fans, and congratulate some Miller Lite representatives on a wonderful year in helping to raise money for the Vikings Children's fund! EJ Henderson took the trip as well, who is currently helping communities in MN implement the NFL Play 60 programs. Needless to say, we had quite the fun group along for the celebration!
We began our weekend with a 4:30am call time in the chilly Twin Cities and were soon at the beautiful resort in Cancun, Mexico. The weather was as good as you can imagine, with the ocean was so blue, it was hard to believe! We took pictures with fans, and had a "Welcome to Touchdown in the Tropics" dinner, complete with cactus salad! (Yes we tried it!) Everyone enjoyed the music and all inclusive dinner, well into the night! It was a great to be outside and away from the cold MN weather!
We took advantage of our free time, and relaxed by the beach just about every minute we weren't in costume! On Sunday, us MVC started the day with a mini beach workout, followed by laying in the sun until it was game time! Fans found their favorite beachfront couch spot, and enjoyed the Packer loss to Buffalo before the Vikings took on the Lions. Mike "Muss" Mussman emceed the game, and Miller Lite gave away great prizes at halftime – signed jerseys and footballs from MN Vikings players. (I secretly wished I could have won!) Imagine the sand in your toes, playing bean-bags, an all-inclusive buffet and a giant TV screen on the beach…You definitely can't get that experience in Minnesota!
It was a fun getaway for all the fans, and us MVC. We were blessed for the opportunity to cheer on the Vikes in a new location, and to just RELAX! :)
Until next time, SKOL!
Kristin, 3rd year MVC