Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beijing - Summer Olympics

I've been a bad blogger lately. I'm going to try to make an effort this trip. Ok, quick re-cap before I go brain damaged and pass out.

I was able to come to Beijing for work and while I am at it Laura Patton is also in town and was able to not only swing free tickets to the Women's Triathlon but also Track and Field. I of course couldn't stay away from Gymnastics and then we both agreed to go to the swim finals to hopefully watch Phelps win #8 in Beijing.

I came in late tonight so it was already dark but it is either really polluted or just misty tonight. I'm going with polluted.

Jumped in the cab to have him not know where we were going but a few calls later and him backing up on the freeway to take a different route through traffic and I made it to the hotel. BTW everything here so far is brand new. They clearly want the world to see them with their shit in order. Help desks everywhere, floors so clean you could eat off of them and no lines for anything. It is almost creepy how sparse it was here tonight coming in.

I don't think Laura gets into Beijing until Thursday but I'm here working for the next two days to get most of this crap paid for by the company.

Speaking of Laura she sent a note saying the Becky may get bumped up to the show this week after Laura Bennett may have had to pull out? Trying to find details but nothing official yet.

More tomorrow!



Vicki said...

I am so so so so so jealous you are in Beijing for "work".

jesse said...

put up some pics. and who is laura? do I know her?