August 21, 2008 12:31 PM
I can’t believe that I only have two more days left in Beijing! The time has flown by so quickly. Maybe it’s because we’ve been working so hard, but it feels like I just arrived yesterday. Still, I miss my family so much that I’m also excited about getting home.
It rained very hard today in Beijing—of course, this would happen on the day that the women’s beach volleyball finals were taking place. The rain cleared in the afternoon, but returned right on time for Shaun and Amanda Beard to shoot standups for the show tonight.
When I woke up this morning, I thought to myself, "I really don’t want to go down to watch beach volleyball; it’s POURING!" But then I ran into Hoda Kotb from "Today" in the lobby (Al Roker wore his swimsuit to the game!), who convinced me that I couldn’t miss this gold-medal game. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh playing China, defending their gold medal on the opponents' home turf.
Hoda is very convincing, so I put on my rain jacket, and off I went with Shaun Robinson, "Access" supervising producer Mike and our crew, Mike and Wally.Read More »