Published: February 20th 2010February 20th 2010
We enjoyed watching the Men's Figure Skating Finals from Doolin's Irish Pub last night, surrounded by fun-loving Canadians and Americans. . . .Yay U.S.A! This morning, Team Turquoise left early, at about 4:00am . . . armed with signs, pins, flags etc. We were on a mission to see Matt Lauer and the rest of the Today Show gang and to get on T.V. After taking a very fast taxi ride up to Grouse Mountain, followed by a Gondola ride up to where the Today show is broadcasting from, the team accomplishd most of their goals. We met and had our pictures taken with Matt and Meredith and Ann but we think only Susie was shown on air. Oh well so much for our 15 minutes of fame . . .
Tonight we are trying to get tickets to a Medal Ceremony and tomorrow we go back up to our least favorite venue, Cypress Mountain for Women's Freestyle Aerials. We have heard that some of the problems that we encoutered there last Saturday has been corrected and the competition promises be amazing.
The weather has been sunny and very mild here most of the week which has added to our enjoyment of this beautiful city and awesome mountains. There are zip lines and stores and ice rinks and shops and gardens and restaurants offering every kind of cuisine, and. . . more shops everywhere. It is hard to believe that we have been here for more than a week. Tomorrow will be the last day for Susie and Mickie's Olympic dream. They head for home on Sunday, but Janice and Mary will be here for another week. It has been a remarkable experience. . .from the Opening Ceremony through attending so many Olympic events, to exploring the city and yes even including getting lost. . . Asking directions has been part of the fun. The Canadians are genuinely friendly,helpful and fun and very proud to tell you about their country, as they should be. We come away from this time, with a greater sense of our own patriotism and an appreciation of "Our neighbors to our North" and our friends, both here and at home and enough happy memories and "pins" to last a lifetime. Thanks for letting us share our adventure with you. Go Team U.S. A.