Fwd: Travel Pool 11: Dinner site arrival

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From: "Memoli, Michael" >
Date: November 19, 2016 at 8:00:43 PM GMT-5
To: Peter Velz >
Subject: Travel Pool 11: Dinner site arrival

Motorcade arrived at 7:53 pm at the Parque de la Reserva, site of the APEC Welcome Gala Dinner.

The site is home of the "Magic Fountains," according to our helpful pre-advance report. For the moment pool only sees a city street and the various security personnel lining it from our van. Spotlights appear to be swirling skyward from the grounds beyond fencing. We have not seen POTUS since the Xi spray and do not expect to at the closed press dinner.

Ride here was uneventful. Having traversed the city multiple times today now your pooler is struck by the difference in what seemed to be limited traffic snarls in Lima as compared to the nightmarish situation in Manila, last year's APEC host.

Mike Memoli

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