29739Re: [Speed cubing group] Last Minute Stuff for Nationals 06
- Aug 1, 2006Good tip, but failing that, do bring a print out of your e-mail
registration confirmation in order to exploit their half price
admission offer. I made a reminder a few weeks ago, but even I nearly
forgot about it when I was packing.
Anyhow, SanF is *amazing*. It's my first time here. However, it's
rather crowded downtown between 11am to 7pm for my taste. I guess I
don't look forward to a dense city as much as I would if I wasn't
from a dense city myself. Still the archetcture, landscape, and
diversity here is great. Just becareful of getting mugged (this
comming form a person who frequents downtowns of Toronto, Detroit,
and New York). I really didn't think it would be as bad, but I was
walking around at 1-2am and it got a bit scary. Do avoid Civc Center
area, as I was later warned by hotel front desk, lol.
Also if you are a big academic freak, then do visit BerkeleyU. It's
one of the top 3 when it comes to most branches of mathematics. The
nieghborhod is reminicent of AA, so it was right up my alley; felt at
home :). Hem, makes me want to plaster that campus with tournament
flyers, cuz I bet we could've gotten +20 audience that way.
Have a safe trip. BTW, your ears might pop riding the subway here...
BART takes you everywhere, it's very convienient. Well the
Exploratorium is requires a 15 minute cab ride though (form the
hotels I suspect you will likely be at).
Also, when/where will Mr. Cubesmith be?
Hem, Atante has several computers for internet access, but they
charge me a little... o_O
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tyson Mao <tmao@...>
> If you show up at the Exploratorium at 9 AM on Friday, you can get
> free with the rest of the Caltech crew.to
> Tyson Mao
> Astrophysics '06
> California Institute of Technology
> On Jul 30, 2006, at 12:31 PM, d_funny007 wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Since I'm about to leave soon, I thought it would be a good idea
> > start a thread for people to exchange some last-minute info.Bob, and
> > Although most ppl are staying at the Coventry Motor Inn, me,
> > ChrisH worked out something over at the Adante Hotel.ride,
> > My cell num. is seven three four, 9 tree for, sx 3 sx too. (I am
> > parinoid of internet bots/cralwers, lol.) Call me if you need a
> > I rented a car and plan to be there for 2 weeks. Say if you wantto be
> > picked up from either airport, I'll see what I can do, if youcontact
> > me a couple hours prior.I
> > Is there anything going on Thursday? Setup and going to see the
> > Exploratorium would be good to do in the afternoon or something.
> > don't know if that would be a welcome idea though. I think thathotel
> > Thursday night there might be something at either one of the
> > lobbies or Clancy's place (contact me or him about that).vid
> > I will be doing a lot of touristy stuff, and taking a lot of pics
> > becasue I'm a photography freak. This time I brought my favorite
> > camera and will be sure to take many pictures of you guys (some
> > too).that
> > So far I got a good idea of who is and isn't comming. I do hear
> > Brent is having some difficulty with making arrangments, I fear.non-
> > Perhaps if someone is driving from TX and can give him a lift...
> > I know San Francisco pretty well guys, probably as well as any
> > local that will be attending. Btw, the public transit system(BART) is
> > one of the best in the country. It will take you from theairport to a
> > few blocks from almost anything I can think of (most notablyBerkeley
> > U, Union Square, and the Wharf/Piers). Well except maybe theand
> > Exploratorium... I'm not sure how to get there using only BART
> > cable cars (busses perhaps?). I can help shuttle ppl form theCoventry
> > to the Exploratorium though if that becomes a problem. I knowthat not
> > all of you can afford a hefty series of cab fares.forum till
> > If you want to contact me, call me; I won't be reading this
> > after I come back. Good luck with getting things together, andhave a
> > safe trip.
> > -Doug (almost packed!!)
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