Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The First Day

I woke up at 3:30am to aboard my 6am flight! The flight went smoothly and I slept like a baby the whole way. I had a 2 hour layover in Houston and then straight to Ontario, CA! I lucked out on both flights with the whole row to myself! I have no idea how that happened. On the second flight, we could watch direct TV so I watched my all time favorite movie Harry Potter (the 7th sequel).

When I arrived in Ontario, I was greeted by Robert and Betty! They made a sign for me and took very good care of me! We went straight to lunch where we went to the China town of Pasadena and we had a type of lunch called Din Sun.

Din Sun is a very fast way to serve a lot of people! Waiters and Waitresses come out with carts (each with a different food on it) and you take what you want off the cart, then the worker stamps your card and that is your order. It is a very effective way of serving because you never have to wait on your server or your food!

Here is a pictures of the table! The most different food that they served were chicken feet.... we didn't get any of those to eat. I felt like I was in a different country!

Afterwards, we went to a tea bar where they Bobo tea. It is basically tea with tapioca at the bottom. I was skeptical at first because I didn't know what tapioca tastes like. I had passion fruit tea with the tapioca at the bottom. When you drink the tea, the tapioca is sucked up through the straw, and then you chew on the tapioca. It was pretty good, it tasted like a bland gummy bear!

Lastly, we went to the Pasadena Tuesday Night Worlds! It was around the Rose Bowl stadium and each lap was about 3 miles long! All along the road it said Horse Crossing.... I thought that was interesting because we were in the city. Bahati was there racing along with 100 other people, I only did a couple laps around easy to save up for Friday!

All in all, I really love California! I think it is awesome and I can't wait for racing! Oh yeah, we have a Starbucks about 2 blocks from our host housing! SCORE!


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  2. Fun reading your post. Welcome to So Cal! Missed seeing you on the Bowl Ride. I was there too! Perhaps one day we will meet. Ben, your escort is on our cyclocross team. We both live in Altadena. Good luck in your racing this weekend. Sure it will be loads 'o fun :)

    Dot Wong