Europe Web Journal #3: An 'Intense' Day in Brno
Erin Lindsey
Erin Lindsey

May 16, 2007

Tuesday was an intense day of volleyball. We started off our day with a 10:00 am match against a professional Czech club team. Though we lost in three games, we learned so much by playing against an older, more experienced team.

After our morning match we went out with our tour guide, Jirka, to view the sights of Brno. There was a beautiful cathedral, intricate statues, and a crypt where we saw mummies of priests.

We moved into the evening with a 7:00 pm match against the Azerbaijan National Team where we won our first game! Again we lost the match, but we played very well as a team and were happy to finally get a game under our belts.

Of course our trip to Europe wouldn't be complete without a night on the town! Jirka, our other guide, Michael, and Michael's friend Tomas, took Sharon and the team out to a disco where we danced the night away listening to music like "Twist and Shout" and "Tooty Fruity." The best part of the night was not simply that we got to go dancing, but that we went dancing with none other than our referee from our match earlier! He had a great time using his Spanish flair in a salsa dancing lesson with Kasey.

All in all, the day was great! We played some good volleyball against talented teams and got to mingle with the natives and see what life is really like in the Czech Republic.

Thanks for your support of our trip and Redbird volleyball!

-Erin Lindsey