Saturday Edwin and I got to attend the 2010 Olympic Games! Our friends, Aaron and Sara, invited us as well as some other friends of ours to go see the Women's Ariel Ski Jumping. We had an amazing time! Grandma Nancy came up Friday to spend the night and watch Liam all day Saturday so that we could go. She claims that she had more fun than us, hanging out with our little man. I don't know about that, but we felt pretty blessed to have her here.
We left at about 5:00 AM Saturday morning to meet up with everyone and start driving up to Canada. We took a shuttle from Simon Frazier University in Vancouver up to Cypress Mt. where the event was held, arriving about 8:30 AM. Once we got to Cypress it was all fun and games! Here are some pictures of our adventure.
These are our official Olympic tickets with the ski hill in the background
This is our friend, Natalie, sporting our colors
This is where we stood for the entire event. We were so blessed that the weather was gorgeous. I can't imagine what our experience would have been like in the rain or snow.
After the event we took the shuttle back to the U and then headed into Vancouver to see the Olympic village and all of the hoopla going on downtown. We found out that we had to be invited into the village by a delegate, so we went with the rest of the commoners to see all of the international houses, the open food markets and general madness all over the streets of Vancouver. The city looked beautiful.
These are some of the videos Edwin took with our picture camera, so it is not the best quality. But you can see a little of what it was like to be there. I cut together several clips and they move somewhat quickly, so don't blink or you might miss the jumps! But I am sure they looked a lot better on TV! Also on the reader board you will see the best jumper of the day was Nina. No surprise there.
The whole day was amazing. I never in my life thought I would attend an Olympic event of any kind and the Ariel Ski Jumping was a really fun event to see! Also, Edwin and I haven't had much time lately to play without caring for Liam at the same time. It felt like good old times. We had amazing weather, great friends, tons of food, and got caught up in the Olympic fever for a day. It was a day I won't soon forget!