Thursday, September 18, 2008

Abbi's Almanac #2

Traveling may be one of the best perks of playing a college sport. Although, thanks to some back orders, we have yet to receive the travel clothes coach got for us. Most teams arrive in style. Matching pants and jackets are more intimidating than I realized now that our team doesn’t have them. On the plus side, we received our duffel bags, so at least the bags are no longer a hodge-podge of randomness.

But besides for the non-uniformed looks traveling is amazing. We ride on a huge coach bus. Having only fourteen girls and three coaches on the bus leaves it extremely spacious and roomy. Then there is the free food. Depending on the travel times we get at least one free meal and who doesn’t like free food?

There are some other perks to riding on the bus too. After a hectic schedule of classes and whatnot the bus becomes a good place to catch up on homework and other school stuff. The bus is also an amazing place to nap after a hard fought game or tournament. The best way to sleep is to have a row to yourself and spread out between all four seats. Otherwise legs tend to cramp up after having bent knees for an hour or two in only the two seats.

There are many other rewards playing college volleyball but I think the travel luxuries will always be my favorite.

1 comment:

Edgewood College SID said...

I plan on working the phrase "hodge-podge of randomness" into everyday conversation whenver possible, from now on.