Sunday, February 21, 2010
The BEST Olympic Games Ever!
It's been a fun action packed week at the Olympics. We have attended a few events (hockey, speed skating and the NBC Today show on top of Grouse Mountain) and created some of our own as well. A highlight this week was Friday AM we met Craig, Heather and Wendy in the Grouse Mtn parking lot at 4AM to climb the Grouse Grind. The Grind is officially closed but we know another way in. We wore our head lamps which together with the clear skies was magical as we made our way up the mountain. NBC is filming the Today Show at the top of the mountain week days from 4AM - 8AM. We had our picture taken with the Men's Figure Skating Gold medallist and appeared on the show a few times as spectators. We were at work by 8AM! The weather has been fantastic which has contributed to great crowds and out door street parties. People are wearing red and white and Canadian flags are everywhere on cars, in windows and just being waved at random. Vancouver has never seen such large crowds. To control the crowds the police are implementing early closures of liquor sales which is annoying some but it does appear to be helping to control the rowdiness. We were sporting our red and white tonight as we watched the Canada/USA hockey game with Marilyn and Ron. USA won - but we are hopeful for a comeback! We Believe! is the theme of the Olympics. We hope to have one more day/evening in the city. The closing ceremonies are on Sunday - parties are being planned!