July 31, 2009
Written by Scott Cozza
Jeanette, Anne and I arrived in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, July 30. We are here to watch Steven and his Garmin Team compete in the Tour of Poland, 7 stages. This morning, I was eager to get up and begin the day. We stayed at the Oki Doki Hostel which has a community bathroom. I told myself that I’d get up early to beat the crowd. So there I was in the dark. I figured it was about 6:30 AM. I gathered my wash cloth, tooth paste, and other sundries and raced to the bathroom / shower room. I figured there would be a lot of people competing for a place to shower. Well, when I got there, two people were already ahead of me so I had to wait. They were brushing their teeth. When it was my turn, I was thankful I had the entire bathroom to myself. I quickly shaved and showered and got back to my room and dressed. I woke up Anne and Jeanette letting them know they should get up to beat the crowd. Anne looked at her clock in horror. She said, “Dad, it’s 1 AM in the morning. What are you doing up?” I forgot about the 9 hour time difference between our home and Poland and had gotten up thinking it was 6 AM. I later realized the people in the bathroom were a man and woman who were brushing their teeth before going to bed! So there I was standing in the dark ready to begin our first full day in Poland; but the day wasn’t to come for another 6 to 7 hours!
More to come from the Cozza team on our adventures at the Tour of Poland