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.



  1. Hey Todd,

    What happens if the ball gets launched over top of that concrete wall back there? (lol)

    Do the guys stand around going---"I'm not getting it. You go get it."

    I can't help but think back to playing battle ball in my parent's swimming pool when I was a kid. Whenever someone would launch the ball out of the pool, everyone would get mad because nobody wanted to get out to go get it.

    I'm thinking that for you guys, it might be a really big deal to go the other side of that concrete barrier.
    .-= Buffalo Dave´s last blog ..Delicious Requires The Creation Of A Yahoo Account =-.

  2. lol Dave, fortunately, we are literally miles from the nearest fence that leads to the "outside". But I do get the visual, and it does make for a more entertaining story than the one that I came up with ... thanks :-)


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