In my wildest dreams I never thought I would ever go to a professional volleyball game, let alone in Poland!
By weird chance because of this blog, I was fortunate enough to meet another fellow American here in Bydgoszcz who just happens to play on the local Bydgoszcz team. Racheal Adams is her name and volleyball is her game! Over the last few weeks we have chatted through email and I am soo excited to meet another fellow American here and knows the same “adventures” that we have been going through. Well Friday was the “KS Palac” team’s first home game and of course the Kagele clan was going to be there to support fellow American Racheal and to cheer on our new home town team!
We paid paid 15 zlotys ($5) for all of us to get into the game and there was FREE parking at the stadium! The game was a blast not only for my husband and I but the girls had a blast too!! They played for 4 sets to win the game which took about 2 hours of playing but the time went by fast.
The best part of the night is when I learned how small the world really is!
The four of us were talking because it was a time-out and then over the loud-speaker the emcee started talking and of course it was in Polish so we were only half way listening but I made out something about Racheal so I started listening a bit harder and then all of a sudden he speaks English “we want to welcome our supports from America.” He said in Polish that there were some special supports for Rachael Adams in the stands. At the same time he was saying the stuff in English all of the fans turned around and looked at us!
Just a wee bit embarrassing Besides our clothing that made us stick out, the one emcee recognized us. He helped us with when we film our TV show for House Hunters International back in April. About 10 minutes later he came up and talked to us. Jim and I both looked at him and said “Hey we know you!” So this just tells you what a small world it is!
We absolutely had a great time at the game and we can’t wait for November 3rd to come for the next home game!
Here are a few pictures from the night….
For more information about the Professional Volleyball team, KS Palac click HERE to go to their site.
To read about Rachael’s adventures here in Poland click HERE to go to her blog.
I think we are officially hooked on watching volleyball, what is your favorite sport to watch?