Monday, February 22, 2010

Is this Really Vancouver?

We're here!
Standing like hundreds of others peering through
the fenced wire, trying to take photos.
Experiencing this site,
made me think of standing at the
Memorial Site of the WTC in New York.
There's energy, emotion and enthusiasm.

What a clear day!
It's so emotional standing here
thinking that this was lit in Greece in October
and carried all across our continent,
and today, Canada is hosting the Winter Olympics.
A strong historical tradition carried for years and years.

When we were walking downtown, mulling threw the crowds,
I said to J, "Do you think we will see any celebrities?"

He posed, and said, "What about me?"
Oh...the excitement of the games....
It doesn't stop.
Does it get any better than this?
Go Canada Go!

Way in the distance, I saw two other celebrities in the crowd.

Does anyone recognize these them?
I told you," There are some individuals
who are outstanding and in the making of Gold"

The whole time, I was in there, I felt like I was in New York.
I've been there several times and there is energy.
It was reported that Vancouver has been handling over
500,000 extra people every day.
Totally unexpected!
The weather is perfect and what else can we say?
We have some Gold Medals on Canadian soil.

The streets are packed, lined up and crowded for blocks and blocks.
I love it that many of the major streets have been closed,
because they are used as large fairways.
Only one thing...
I don't think they anticipated such warm weather,
otherwise Vancouver could of had outdoor coffee shops,
all over the place, just like in Europe.

We watched men's hockey game. Slovakia vs. Latvia 6-0!
Because of the loss,
the crowd started singing, in their European chant.
LATVIA, LATVIA, LATVIA!

I'm off to another game today...
Women's Hockey, Canada vs. Finland.
Watch CTV, and you'll see me all decked out in red.

So much for now.
Enjoy the Olympics and cheer for your country.

Somewhat disappointed in our mens hockey team...
But the friends and company made it a worthwhile evening.

Have a great day and I will try to give you short glimpses,
here and there between my trips into the city.


12 comments:

  1. Marg,
    Looks like you are having such a great time during the Olympics. We also enjoyed mingling with the crowds during the 02 Olympics here.

    On my blog, I am on the second to bottom row of the mosaic. I look like I did in 3rd grade, but older, fatter, and more wrinkled. The rest of the people are my family.
    JoAnn

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  2. Oh Marg, you should have given us your row number. .then we might have been able to find you. I was saying yesterday as we were also watching the hockey game. . you sure can't find a friend in that sea of red.
    We'll know you will be there cheering on our girls. .and they'll do great I'm sure.

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  3. That's great that you are able to to to some events.
    I'm hoping for some nice weather to continue and maybe I can pop up there after the fact and still see some leftover fever...

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  4. Yes...it really IS Vancouver! And it is the place to be right now. Maybe we should go together one of these days.

    You met the best of celebrities!

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  5. Vancouver is doing a wonderful job hosting the Olympics, Marg!

    Enjoy the Canadian womens hockey game..they are doing great! The men's hockey game was a tight match and could have gone either way...just a little luck came our way this time.

    I hope to visit the city of vancouver one day and see it all myself, and I'd take the nice weather any time over the cold we have here right now.

    The celebrities you meet are the very best kind ..two darling daughters and a handsome husband!

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  6. Oh Marg, such exciting days ... nd you make the most of them! Enjoy the game today!

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  7. I was miffed that the two skating Canadian brothers didn't make it to the podium. Apolo Ono made it, and the two guys from Korea. I would have really made me happy to think of a Canadian mother with two sons wearing medals.

    Them's the breaks I guess. Vancouver is always, as Audrey Hepburn once said about Paris "a good idea"!

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  8. Love the updates. Got to get there this week...everyone has so many tips for me as to where to go! I think I will love just walking in the crowds and 'feeling the love' that I hear is a fantastic Canadian gift to our visitors. Have fun...oh my stomach still hurts from yesterday's hockey game....AND my throat. Scream scream and holding the gut...guess Canadian just love their game alright! Well, there is still more to come!

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  9. It's so much fun for me to see the Olympics through your eyes. Way more interesting than the networks' coverage.

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  10. You post put a big smile on my face ... Love your Celebrity photos ;o)
    so fun!
    What excitement!
    What energy!
    You caught it all! ENJOY EVERY MINUTE!
    ~Maria

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  11. Congratulations on the Canadian Gold medal for ice dancing! I stayed up late to watch it and it was beautiful. (I even wanted them to win.) Beautiful!!!

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  12. This is a beautiful post. I'm so enjoying the Olympics. I'm glad your computer is updated my friend. :)

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