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Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, October 22, 2005

San Francisco was foggy this morning. The low clouds hung tight around the taller buildings. Since my body clock is two hours ahead, I woke up shortly after 5:30 this morning. Looking outside I could see dim glimmers of light through the fog. Judy and I got up, showered, dressed and went and had breakfast at the Pinecrest Diner. Supposedly the "Best Breakfast in San Francisco". Haven't tried breakfast anywhere else, so I'll have to take their word for it. We walked down just a couple of blocks to the Expotique area. First thing was packet-pickup and chip verification. Gotta make sure a) the chip works and b) it has your name associated with it! Got my race number too, so now I'm ready to go. We went through the little 'spa' area of the Expo and picked up a couple of freebie things. Then we stood in line for a brief massage. Long line, but the massage felt so good. We walked over to Niketown. It was a zoo. What do you get when you put together a race for 15,000 women? Shopping mania! There were lines for checkout, lines for jersey personalization, lines for waiting for more sizes that they had run out of. I mean, who's an extra small anyway! Oh, Judy's 13 year old daughter. Harumph. Finally, we walked over to Macy's to pick up a cool shirt.


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