Well, here we are in Vancouver, and we're having a great time-- although not getting much sleep. (Lily does not compute pacific time. She's been up at 4:45 the last two mornings.)
A run down of the last two days:
We got up at 4:30 for our flight to Vancouver, steeling ourselves for a painful five hour trip with two kids. However, we were pleasantly suprised to have the easiest flight we've ever had. (I am knocking on wood as I type this.) We went right through check-in and security, walked to the gate just as pre-boarding was called, and sat down in our seats:
Audrey was good as gold the whole time, Lily wanted to walk a lot, but was happy as long as she could do so. They both slept for at least an hour, too.
We even landed 20 minutes early! Amazing.
My brother-in-law picked us up and brought us back to their place, where the girls have been playing with their cousins ever since. Lily even had her first pig tails:
...and Audrey just adores her big cousin:
Four little girl cousins, just three years apart:
The day we arrived I left with my MIL, Maria, for our first event. We took public transit to Pacific Coliseum (the Olympic ticket also counts as a bus pass for the day). We got through security quickly (although Maria's granola bars were confiscated), and then we had lots of time to take photos and shop before the event started:
A native sculpture stands at the entrance to welcome guests and competitors:
Preparing the ice:
The event was beautifully skated. The top 7 teams were separated by only 10 points. It was thrilling to be a part of it all:
Off to the Men's Short today-- more photos tomorrow!