A few more photos and anecdotes from our Olympic experience-- now that we are back home in our home sweet home! (We got back at about one a.m. last night after a long, tiring flight. Neither of the girls slept until 30 minutes before the end of the trip. All is forgotten now, though. We are settling in perfectly.)
I am so thankful and thrilled to have been at the Olympic Games. I have always loved to see skating live, but the Olympic events were even more high energy and high stakes. Even being way up high, you could feel the pressure and excitement of the athletes.
Tessa and Scott were incredible. I swear I could feel my heart beating down to my toes while they were skating. I was so nervous! I think this was my favourite few minutes of the trip:
I was also present to see Joannie Rochette skate her short program just two days after losing her mother. She did an amazing job, and I cried like a baby through the whole thing. What a brave girl.
With the unexpected turn the hockey took, Quillan and his brother, Dave, went downtown for the Canada v. Russia game. The crowd were crazy, and the tickets were expensive, but here are two very happy hockey fans:
On the way home yesterday we saw lots of athletes waiting for their planes-- Czech, Croatian, American and Russian jackets were to be seen all around. Audrey and Lily were given three pins by random people-- a Swiss one, a Coca Cola one with a polar bear on in it, and Turkish pin that stuck into Audrey's boot! It was a fun end to our Olympic experience to see athletes returning from whence they came.
Tomorrow I'll wrap-up our travelogue with our trip to Victoria!
P.S. I am going through serious scrap withdrawl. I'm in the midst of planning some Olympic pages, plus a minibook of the trip. Will share that planning process tomorrow!