As if you haven't gotten your fill of the Olympics over these past two weeks, I thought I would go ahead and reminisce about them here at the Peanut Gallery.
One last time.
All for posterity's sake!
Thanks for allowing me to indulge myself!
I stuck my camera out my car window here. See those three large buildings. That is the athlete's village. Each building houses a different country's athletes. My Mother-in-Law had the privilege of volunteering here. Yep, I'm sure she's on a first name basis with most of the athletes by now!
But we are not jealous or anything. wink wink
That's D-man's mom in the Canada sweatshirt. She's a blast. Definitely young at heart!
B.C. Hydro built this dance floor. When danced on, electricity is created which, in turn, kept the lights on in a little house built right next to it. Did I mention that the little house was built with wood from trees destroyed by the infamous pine beetle?
But that is what B.C. Hydro is all about.
Did I mention my Father-in-Law works there?
I mentioned in my last post that there were about 271 kazillion people downtown on Saturday. So the very act of trying to maneauvre our way down the streets with 7 children in tow was quite a feat. Of course, it probably didn't help that I'm bringing up the rear, with my camera stuck to my face. At least I know the peanut in the backpack isn't going anywhere.
So this fine little boy in plaid is J-boy's cousin. He's just doing some light reading. Someone must have handed him this Bible tract. How could they have known that he wants to be a pastor when he grows up? On the other hand, could you please pray for J-boy?
He's had enough and would like to go back to Gran's house.
Gran and Grandpa had a pile of pins for the kids to choose from. Of course, right up C-boys alley.
It is a scientifically proven fact that the greater the number of children, the greater the odds of not getting a good picture.
Here is the proof.
And here is the man that made our Olympic Adventure's possible.
You're the man!
You look very nice in red, I might add!
And not to make anyone envious, but I failed to mention earlier, the hubs and I made our way to the Russia vs. Czech Republic hockey game.
You know, hockey is such an "insignificant" sport in Canada.
Owwwee...somebody just hit me in the head with a cow-bell.
Who said a goalie has the most difficult job?
It is difficult, if not impossible to describe the enthusiasm of the crowd.
And Canada wasn't even playing.
Maybe FERVOR is a better word. Or perhaps, frenzy bordering on hysteria.
Now that I have used up all of my vocabulary for the evening, I'll just say the volume in this place was CRAZY! I can't even imagine what the Canda/Usa game, played later that evening, was like.
And finally, for posterity's sake, I figured we should acknowledge this athlete one more time. Apolo, we appreciate you!
And that was our Olympic adventure in a nutshell.
Now, go turn on your T.V. and soak up these final days.
I know I will.
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