Midnight Volleyball In Iraq
Apparently there was a volleyball tournament tonight at the Bedrock area of COB Adder. Of course I didn't notice it until pretty late ... after I got knocked out of the poker game (again). Fortunately, I did have enough time to run back to the room, grab my camera, and get a few shots before it was over. Next time I'll have to plan it a little better.
I don't want anybody to get the impression that the military members assigned here don't work hard (most do). But, if you're a family member back home, you really don't have to worry too much that they won't be able to find something fun to do in their off time. With the weather starting to get warmer again, I would image that things like basketball and volleyball are going to get much more popular here in the next few weeks.
I like getting in on a fun game of volleyball myself. But I don't think I'm good enough to play with these guys. This was a 3-on-3 tournament, which means these guys had to be good at controlling the ball. In the 10 minutes or so that I was there, I witnessed a couple of nice rallies, and a few good hard spikes to end them. Like I said, it might be fun to get permission to sit up under the umpire's chair with a wide angle lens and just take pictures of the net confrontations. Hopefully I'll get the chance.