Our 7 week motorhoming vacation is drawing to an end but I cannot go home without mentioning the wonderful park we spent a week at in our 34′ motorhome in December of 2008. This is by-far one of my favorite places to be!
When looking for volleyball lines you must take into consideration a couple of things. How long do you want them to last? How bright do you want them to be? How wide should you go if you choose webbing? How big of a court size are you going to want to play on?
Scout (2 miles): This is a moderately difficult trail that winds through a swampy section of the park and connects the main part of Poinsett State Park with the Youth Campground often used by Boy Scouts. Along the trail hikers will see Mountain Laurel, Red Cedar, Oaks, and Dogwood as well as an array of flora and fauna. If very watchful, hikers may even catch a glimpse of the endangered red cockaded woodpecker. This is a great trail for small group overnight backpack outings. Restrooms, camping sites, showers, fire pit and picnic tables are available at the end of the trail.
The Olympic spots belong to those who are most qualified – those who have dedicated their life to being the best at what they do and there should be no special provisions for height, weight, or age differences, except in sports like boxing and wrestling.
Why not give South Side Lions Park a try? This 6-acre park is located on Hiawatha St on the city’s Southeast side. The park has numerous athletic fields (for baseball, softball, and football), tennis courts, a basketball/volleyball positions, a small fishing lake, hiking trails, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Laurel Group (.5 mile): This trail starts near the fee station and is moderately difficult. It is part of three other connecting trails (Coquina and Hilltop) and takes hikers through a rugged terrain not expected in the lowlands of South Carolina. With Mountain Laurel and Red Cedar draped in Spanish Moss, giant Oaks and Dogwood trees, hikers will get a flair of both the mountains and the lowlands. Deer, opossum, squirrels as well as a wide variety of birds are often seen along this trail. The Laurel Group trail ends and hikers can either turn around and go back, or choose the Coquina trail or Hilltop Trail. From the point where the Laurel trail ends (.5 mile) the Coquina trail will be at least a three-quarters mile walk either way and the Hilltop trail adds another .5 mile.
A play set can turn your outdoor living area into a playground for the youngsters. Swing sets and slides never go out of style from one generation to the next. Sandboxes are safe play areas for toddlers. For teens, young adults, and even the older folk, crocket is always a hit. With a narrow patch of ground you can easily make a horseshoe court.
I’ve listed just a few of the reasons why you should give volleyball a try, but the best reason to start playing is because volleyball is a whole lot of fun!