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Some Fun at the Olympics

We headed into Vancouver yesterday and had some fun soaking up the atmosphere around the Olympics.

Downtown Vancouver had people everywhere………who were there doing the same thing and having fun, the energy was great.

It was sunny, people were in good moods, buskers entertaining, busy on the closed streets, musicians playing, line ups for things but people didn’t seem to mind (even the 5 or 6 hours to go into the Mint or on the Zip line).

I was proud to be Canadian ad Vancouver really is a great city.

It got me thinking of the Olympics really and the focus and dedication it takes for an athelete to really get here, and as I was people watchng for a bit, yes I do like to do that, I wondered how many of us really do that in any areas of our lives………do you??

Enjoy the photos!!

JB

Down on the water front near the Caldrone.

The Flame

Leading up to the Caldrone…..just a few people!!!

T

Watching a newsman trying to do his tapping while everyone else is trying to be heard……..quite entertaining!!

Behind the Art Gallery, the crowd watching skaters practice on the ice and over above people going on the Zip line.

The Olympic Torch

Ken and I have moved twice in the last year, 2 major moves across Canada. As we sat in London Ontario we watched the Olympic torch go through Parksville BC, where we had just moved from. Then several weeks later we moved back to BC and watched the torch go through London.

Finally we saw it go through where we are now, and I must say it was pretty neat to see people come out and rally together to support Canada and what an honor it must be to be able to carry the torch for these people.
I have to say though in the back of my mind I kept thinking how much is this costing all of us Canadians??? Didn’t we just get finish paying for the Olympics that Montreal hosted…….in the sixties?????
We’re trucking in snow from 3 hours away as there is not enough snow for the skiing events. I think, ‘in this economy does this make sense???’
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to take anything from the atheletics, I know they have worked and trained hard, but really……..trucking in snow???? When there is people around me that can’t find work.
Plus the cost to attend an event……….lets just say it’s out of reach for most people, or they have saved up for the last couple of years to attend this, either way, I am sure at the price, the events won’t be full.
That aside, I did enjoy seeing the torch come through…..finally in the place we live!