Every other year, our volleyball team is allowed to take a "trip", which really means that we get to play in a tournament in a state out of our region. We went to Wisconsin my freshman year. Colorado was much more fun.
Things to note:
1.) The Altitude
Below the scoreboard in the Colorado College gym, it says 'ALTITUDE 6,200 FT. BREATHE DEEPLY'. We were laughing at it in the beginning, then soon realized we were all out of breath. The balls also traveled a lot further than they do at sea level, so serving was interesting as well. It was a tiring weekend, but we played some really great volleyball and had a lot of fun on the court. We took the 14th ranked team in the nation to 5 sets and almost beat them.
2.) The Scenery
This is actually my favorite picture of all the ones I took this weekend. We went to a national park, "Garden of the gods" in Colorado Springs. There were a bunch of neat rock formations, and it was beautiful. We split up and wandered around... and then got lost. Our coach had to call us twice and then come pick us up in the van. I took this picture after we decided to just wait to be found, after walking around trying to find the rest of the team for 15 minutes.
This picture was taken at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, which was an amazing facility. We really liked this statue.
I'm glad that we had the chance to go on this trip, I really couldn't have asked for much more.