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Room with a view but . . .

. . . but no bathtub!  I was pleased to be told at check-in that we got a room upgrade to a King Executive Room for $15.  It did not occur to me ask whether the room had a tub.  The room is a large corner room with a large spa-style shower but apparently only the rooms with two double beds have bathtubs.  This is not exactly what you would expect at a fairly grand Hyatt Regency hotel but perhaps that is why the price was quite a bit lower than expected.


Nice lobby but no bathtub


The location is superb, just a few blocks from the finish, two blocks from the race expo at the Convention Centre and two blocks from Blessed Sacrament Church which is where we will be at 5 :00 p.m. this evening.

Corner room with a view of Capitol Park but no bathtub!


The morning was thoroughly relaxing.  We got up at 4:00 a.m. refreshed and relaxed and then hit the breakfast buffet around 7:30 a.m.  After that we drove a couple of miles to Target and picked up pre-marathon supplies including;  Boost and Gatorade.

This unfinished post was written Saturday at which point I realized that I better get my head totally focused on the race.  I look forward to reviewing the trip and race in the next few days.  We arrived home late Tuesday and I worked yesterday.  I felt fine at work but by 8:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Pacific time) I was ready for bed.  So awake, I am after 9 1/2 hours sleep.

Onwards and upwards!


Twelve pack of Gatorade G2, Boost, race bib and timing chip