Tuesday, February 07, 2006

January 30, 2006

This is my second day working on the Olympics. I have been in country for the last two days and have not driven yet. I have a car waiting but I am being driven to venues to do my work. The driving here is quite dangerous as stop signs are an option, not a law. People will drive thru a stop sign without a single thought. You have to be very alert when you drive around up here and that is something I cannot do while I am still shaking off the jet lag. In the mean time, I am being chauffeured.

I have finally seen my venue and am starting to get in to the “Olympic” mode. And trying to find some of the different keys like “@” has been a challenge on an European keyboard. Typing these logs will be a challenge with the European keys that tend to challenge the writing speed.

I spent most of the day at my venue but waiting until 1:00p to go get Rosemary at the airport. She lands in Torino at 2:10p but will probably be ready to be out of customs by 3:00p. We finally get to the airport and rescue her and go to the Field Shop. Then I get stuck dealing with my credentials. Then we get stuck with the tech manager conference call that goes on FOREVER! Finally we take the 1 ½ hour trip back to Sestriere. It has been a long frustrating day and I am glad we are back at the hotel.

View from our first hotel

Another view of the valley of the first hotel

Warming huts for the athletes

Install crew having a picnic with our runners


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