My leg is cramping, and I’ve started coughing a bit. I use my asthma inhaler to settle things down. I hope the cough doesn’t get worse – at the start of a singing competition is a bad time to be coughing!
I drift back to sleep. The alarm sounds at 7:30 (Pacific time, thankfully), and I snooze it until about 8 o’clock. As I dress and brew a pot of in-room coffee (convenient, but not that tasty compared to the fresh-ground Starbucks espresso blend I brew at home), I can’t find my room key/bus pass. I wonder if it fell out of my swimsuit pocket while I was swimming and Jacuzzi-ing last night.
The morning view from our balcony is just as cool as the day before, I’m happy to find. It wasn’t just a very pleasant dream!
Bob & Linda, our early risers, have already eaten a Molly’s Kitchen, a breakfast/lunch-only establishment here in the hotel. They report that, like many hotel eateries, it’s good but a bit on the pricey side.
I’m wearing my new VM travel shirt, a black “bowling-style” short-sleeve shirt with two wide royal blue stripes down the front, with the VM logo embroidered in gold (what else) on one stripe. I know we’re officially debuting these shirts this evening at our first rehearsal, so I thought I’d just wear it all day. However, since leaving the room I’ve spotted 5 different VM guys, and none of them were wearing the shirt yet, so I go back to the room and change.
I cross over Harbor, enter the restaurant, and climb the stairs at the back. Hey, my family saved me a place after all.
We eat a decent breakfast, but we pay a price for it. Compared to our IHOPs back home, this one is at least 30% more expensive. Our family of four can usually easily eat a similar meal for $40 or so including tip; this tab comes to over $60.
Ah, but this meal comes with music. There’s a quartet in the line for the cashier, and they start singing tags as we pay! I love how harmony just breaks out spontaneously all over when a barbershop convention is in town.