Yesterday, Maria and I headed down to Pacific Coliseum for the Men's Short Program. We caught the bus, and I have to say the public transit has been amazing-- extra buses and extended routes, with lots of volunteers pointing the way in and out of the stadium. There were singing groups performing along the way, and vendors selling flags and pins. The magestic mountains made a beautiful backdrop for the day:
Here is my ticket-- I bought a ticket holder attached to a lanyard, which has all the events printed on it. It was $13, but it keeps my tickets safe and uncreased. Each ticket cost either $150 or $250, so I wouldn't want to lose one. I'm planning to put them into a scrapbook page later on:
Beautiful decoration around the inside of the stadium:
A view from our seats-- it doesn't look too great from this photo, but we could really see everything the skaters were doing.
People must have thought I was crazy, because when the Canadians were announced I kept turning my camera to the audience, rather than the ice! I love all those flags waving and people cheering.
Today I am hanging out with my SIL and the four girls. We piled everyone in the car and went to an indoor playground for the morning:
It was great fun for the kids-- and pretty serious exercise for the mommies, too!
Oh, and I forgot to mention last time that the one thing I neglected to pack was my SLR camera. Argh. I'm still kicking myself. I have my new point and shoot, but I don't know it very well yet. It's photographic opportunity of a lifetime, and I just wish I had my main camera to shoot with. Ah, well. Perhaps this will force me to enjoy the moment-- rather than always looking through my camera.