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John Dakin
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyJohn Dakin is the VP of Communications for the Vail Valley Foundation.
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, South Africa ” Greetings from the Cape of Good Hope. Hopefully, that bodes well for our bid. Our weary little group has arrived safe and sound in Cape Town.

No matter how you cut it, 26 hours of travel is a haul, but everything went well. Despite the recent violence that has erupted in Johannesburg, the airport transfer was smooth and we are settling in to begin collecting the pieces and part of the Beaver Creek/Vail 2013 bid tomorrow.

We were joined on our flight from Dulles by Chef Tim McCaw and his wife Ruth, from Zach’s Cabin, who will be providing the food for our booth. While we are tracking down our various shipments tomorrow, including the booth, which should have been delivered to the hotel today, Tim will be rounding up the beef, lamb and scallops that he’ll be cooking up for the three days of the exhibition.

Weather in Cape Town has been somewhat cold and rainy, although reports from our shuttle driver was that today was unseasonably warm, around 80 degrees. The first wave has landed, with more to come tomorrow, so let the games begin.

John Dakin is the VP of Communications for the Vail Valley Foundation.


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