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My first day of work. Today was a very exciting day as I reported for duty at the U.S. Open. My brother and I both served a very pleasant shift in the merchandise tent and it is quite unbelievable to see all of the things that are being sold and the amount of items that are being purchased.

We knew that Tiger Woods had arrived at the course when we heard the helicopter arrive before 7 a.m. Tiger played 9 holes of golf and then went to the practice range and he drew large crowds. After his practice he did a live interview before proceeding with his day.

After we finished our work obligations we went to the practice tee and saw players like, David Duval, former #1 player in the world, Robert Allenby, Rory McAvoy, KJ Choi, Jim Furyk and a whole slew of other great players.

After that we left to pick up our spouses at the hotel and proceeded to New York to do some sightseeing. We have wisely decided to use public transport to get around this tremendous metropolis. The traffic is unworldly. I am more at peace in allowing someone else do the driving in NYC. We did go to the top of the Empire State Building and did the usual tourist thing of buying some souvenirs and enjoying a good meal of fine New York fare.

Today we are off from work and are soon to be heading to the golf course to see a practice round. We are planning to follow Tiger Woods as he practices as well as the sentimental favorite of this year's event, Phil Mickelson. After that we will again take the train to NYC to visit the brand new Yankee stadium as we will see the Yankees take on the Washington Nationals.

I will send another report upon our return from the Big Apple.

Blessings on all of you.

Major Ernest Lozano