I thought it would be fun to post a few photos from our flyball tournament this weekend--just to show what it's like. The people from out of town come in a variety of camping vehicles and set up in the parking lot just outside the barn where the racing takes place. This is our ancient motorhome with a pen for the dogs set up in front. You can see beyond it that we have a little gathering place where we can sit and socialize.
Racing starts early Saturday morning and we run between six and ten races in a day. Each race has from three to five heats. Here's a video of four very fast dogs racing. This is the fastest team in our region--our club's teams run a lot slower than these dogs but it shows what a race looks like. In between the races we hang out, play with our dogs, or help out with the racing.
Saturday night after racing we get together for a potluck, often also held in the parking lot.
There are families with kids and people of all ages, some even in their eighties. And of course the dogs. Here are two of my team mates posing with a few of the flyball dogs while waiting for the last race on Sunday afternoon.
It was a really fun weekend, although we do come back kind of tired out. We've decided we like the summer ones best.