September 12, 2008

My first full day in Beijing two in Beijing started off interestingly enough. I got up real early at 6 am and realized that no one had running drinking water in the campus. These jugs were filled and left at the end of each dorm. This appeared to be an all girls dorm. I never figured out where they got the water. I bought 1 liter bottles for less then .50 every day. On my way to pick up my tickets I saw a car like Siobhan’s. The only thing I could find that was made in the USA was some Buicks. They were few and far between but considered a luxury. Most of the cabs that cost around $4.00 were Korean Hyundais. The video shoot of me walking out with my Packers shirt and tickets was a reenactment but really took place on this day. Not a bad actor right? But I did go to the Canada vs. China baseball game. It will probably not be seen as an Olympic sport again any time soon. This is primarily for two reasons. First, Major League Baseball will not release the players for a month. The second reason, well like Hank said I won’t even go there. The sky was very well, let’s just call it solid. But see what I said about empty seats. This was the larger of two baseball stadiums. I really believe this was from the government seeding the clouds. The next day it rained hard and blue skies followed with very little clouds expect for my last day. This was a picture of the subway line one which I took everywhere for only .33 each way. I meet some ladies from Spain’s basketball team. They had just won but where playing the US women’s team the next day. Jack watches a show on Disney with a person named similar. This is also called an accreditation badge. There were numerous different levels from coaches, media and even volunteers. She apparently played in the WNBA briefly for SLC. It is a shame that more opportunities for women like her do not exist.



Posted by mark at September 12, 2008 11:04 AM

Nice to see some pix up! Yay! More, more! :)

Posted by: thedude at September 17, 2008 10:23 AM

I have been really busy but I will try to get the story told. Besides I have a full month before tickets are going to go on sale for Vancouver!

Posted by: mark at September 17, 2008 7:41 PM
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