Tuesday-State of the Union & FAR NIENTE CHARD

Up and at um first thing this morning with a quick workout and then the free continental breakfast provided by the Grand Hyatt for screwing up my room reservation. Good fruit selection, fresh juices, coffee so-so, but some really great smoked salmon with capers and a little chopped onions. Nice way to start a day. Was in meetings all day, which ended up being very fruitful (got a real fruit theme going here), then back to the hotel for a lift in the great fitness center they've got, shower, then back down to the Via Bar in the lobby surrounded by an indoor lagoon and a 35-ft waterfall. A really nice setting where I grabbed a glass of Far Niente Chardonnay and did a little people watching. Great spicy oak aroma and taste like you find from a lot of Californians but was good from start to finish. Headed off to get ready for the State of the Union then its back to The Rock tomorrow early afternoon. Right before I left the hotel tonight I called to talk with the kids and got short attention as Rhetty was playing his Gameboy and Monkeydoodle was playing her new Gameboy that she got for the excellent grades. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!

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