So about a month and a half ago, I completed one of the items on my "24 before 24" list.
I went to the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver, BC!
I flew from CLE to SEA and then drove to the V (that was my cute little rhyme for the trip). I saw a hockey game in-person (Russia vs. Czech Republic, but the woman guiding people into the stadium called it Russia vs. Czechoslovakia) and a hockey game on a big screen (USA vs. Canada, the real game that TEAM AMERICA won).
Here are the highlights.
The Olympic lane was apparently a necessity in Vancouver...
Our first view of Vancouver, SeaBussing into the City.
The GE Ice Plaza...I got really excited by it, haha.
The Cauldron! This one had four torches so you KNOW it couldn't have been the one that they showed on national television.
I saw a sewing shop in Vancouver also, and there were a bunch of sewing machines and once again, I got really excited. See inset for lots and lots of thread.
The hockey arena was pretty sweet.
The hockey players warming up with lots and lots of pucks that you can't see in this picture.
The Olympic Zamboni. I love the mascots for the Olympics!
"Good game, good game, good game, good game..."
We saw a toddler wearing a diaper, hockey jersey, hockey mask, and a little hockey stick. So did a Mountie. She wanted to take a picture with it. Hockey baby!
Oh, the mascots...
USA! USA! USA!