Monday, February 15, 2010

Review: The OLYMPICS!!!

I cannot believe that I actually went to the Olympics yesterday! It was one of the coolest experiences of my life- such a feeling of being part of a world event!

The day started out a little stressful when we realized that the place where we planned to park our car wasn't going to work out.  So I ended up hanging out at the Skytrain station (making the security guard really nervous with my loitering) for about 20 minutes while Daniel moved our car to a friend's house and ran back to the station. Then we took the train and bus across the city and got to the venue. It was a gorgeous day- 55 degrees, blue sky and sunny- a perfect day to be walking around!  Security was thorough but quick- taking a stroller actually worked in our favor as we ended up being sent to a special line for screening.

Then, before we knew it, we were in the arena! I had a moment or two of freaking out when I realized our seats were at the top of the bleachers- I am not scared of heights, but I do have some balance problems and stairs without railings scare me, especially when I'm holding the baby. But I made it to our seats and we settled in, then took lots of pictures and then the game started!

The game was great- heavily in favor of the US, but Team China played hard and put up a valiant effort. It was a fun game to be at- there were lots of fans there for both teams, but there were even more people there wearing Canada jerseys and just cheering for whomever. Even the USA fans cheered when China made good plays. It was just a fun, supportive atmosphere. Loved it!

We were completely worn out by the day, but it was incredible, and a story that I look forward to telling the kids when they're older!

Pictures below.

Us outside the venue- the person who took the picture cut off Ethan, whoops!


Us at the Olympics


Team USA and Team China

The Vice-President and Mrs. Biden, along with Mitt Romney. A few sections away from us

A great game