Thursday, February 16, 2006

Dominican Photos

A Yahoo! photo album has been created for everyone to post their pictures to. So far there are two albums available but more may be added later.

Winter Fiesta Photo Albums

Monday, February 13, 2006

Winter Fiesta video

Hey there folks!

My first attempt at making a slide show of my trip to the Dominican is available. I still want to make some changes but it is still a nice way to see some of my pictures.

For the techies out there I am using Windows Media Services to handle the streaming of the slideshow video. Depedning on your connection and how bogged down my server is the video may stutter now and then. I am working on optimizing the streaming server as well so hopefully it will improve over time.

If the streaming doesn't work you can download the entire video instead. The video is only 12MB so shouldn't take too long to download.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

We're back form the Dominican

A week has past already and we are safely back from Peurto Plata in the Dominican Republic. We played lots of great volleyball and found time as well to just relax in the sun and do nothing.

Here's a quick re-cap of our week...

1 - Friday - Arrived in the Dominican around noon and went directly to the pool. Opening night dinner for HOPE Winter Fiesta.
2 - Saturday - Looked into tours and then spent the whole day at the beach and pool.
3 - Sunday - Day 1 of the volleyball tournament. We won one of our four games. Whole day at the beach. Hot and sunny!
4 - Monday - Day 2 of the volleyball tournament. We won another game! More time spent at the beach. Great party at the resort pool before dinner with Neil Emberg and his guitar and iPod.
5 - Tuesday - Lazy day at the beach with some shopping time too.
6 - Wednesday - Anthony goes SCUBA diving. Fun! Girls are meant to go on the catermeran but it is overbooked so have to go back to the resort.
7 - Thursday - HOPE WinterFiesta Volleyball finals. We came in 7th place (out of 10)! The rain started late in the day but that didn't stop us from having a great closing night banquet. Lots of great food, music and dancing.
8 - Friday - Afte checking out we still have all day at the resort but since it is still raining we have to pretty much spend the whole time under cover playing cards or reading.
9 - Saturday - Arrive back in Ottawa at 3:00 am.