Our last leg in Russia we went 2-1 again. We beat Cuba 3-1, lost to Russia 2-3 we could have done some things better but the officiating didn’t help, and beat Kazakhstan 3-1. The trip to Macau was a long one. We had to pick up our bags three times and recheck-in. Definitely need to complain to the FIVB who does our travel arrangements. But the trip is so worth it so far now that we are here. We are staying a a new hotel that has only been open for 6 months… It is beautiful. I would trade the OTC dorm room in any day! Finally after two weeks on the road I woke up without my back hurting because of the mattresses. The bathroom is a main attraction too. There is a large bath tub on one wall and the shower on the other wall (without specific dimensions, this is a nice sized bathroom… Let me tell you about the shower … there is a removable massage shower head which actually sits on a hook that only reaches my neck, but I can work with that… Just below that hook is a button that turns on this round shower head fixture coming from the ceiling, letting the flood gates of rain pour down on you… It’s pretty cool, although I didn’t particularly like using it when I don’t want to get my hair wet. Anyway, there is FREE Internet, and fitness center which also has a sauna, and the food is great!
We have several days to prepare for this week competition verse Cuba, China and the Netherlands who is coached by Avital, Arie Selinger’s son. Three very strong teams. Bring it on.