This summer has been full of a lot of first time summer activities. High on my list of new, fun firsts this summer are golfing, mountain biking and even beach volleyball. This summer a group of friends and I joined a summer recreational volleyball league here in Steamboat Springs organized by the city’s parks and recreation offices. While I played indoor volleyball in high school long ago, my skills have been tested with sand courts, four players at a time and a lot of laughs.

Monday nights are really fun and I look forward to meeting new people in the community. It has to be mentioned that our team (we are in the “B” league, “B” for getting "better" every week) won our first match of the summer season this week. It was a very proud moment considering we lost our first seven games. So congratulations to my team and to all others who are having fun participating in great recreational sports.