Sunday, April 26, 2009


I have a fellow volunteer who shares a passion for volleyball with me and since day 1 we have been determined to play here. This weekend our day came! There is a local team near town that practices wednesday and friday evenings. The two of us were picked up by a new friend and taken to the court. We were told it was cement and thought, "this will be interesting". We arrived and saw the outside of what looked like a deserted stadium. Apparently that's pretty much what it was. It was originally built for a net ball tournament. The tournament happened and the entire stadium was no longer used for several years. Luckily, for us, now it has become a practice court for the volleyball team. We also found that it wasn't just cement but covered with a cheap kind of sport court ... still painful when diving on it. We sat for about 1/2 an hour waiting for the guy to come who had the ball, then we played 4 on 4 until more strolled in and it became a full out scrimmage! There are no lights on the court so we played until dark, it was amazing seeing the sun set over the Caribbean Sea while playing volleyball! "I could get used to this", is what kept running through my head. I was ridiculously comfortable with the setting and the company of the Dominicans.

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