A year ago today Jen and I landed in Vancouver and my lifelong Olympic dreams began to come true in a continuous series of amazing moments.
The rest of our group wasn’t arriving until later so we had most of the day to explore.
The Olympic Flame
The Giant Hudson’s Bay Olympic Superstore.
Moving among a see of Red and White patriotism anything related to the Olympics elicited squeal after squeal. I wanted to pinch myself, I couldn’t believe this was actually happening.
Within a few hours we had walked around the entire city more than once including bumping into Megan and Aaron in front of a giant picture of Jo.
A couple of Korean fans recognized Megan and Aaron (former Olympic Ice Dancers) and happily took a group photo for us – with their cameras as well which was funny since I don’t regularly get “fan girled”.
With the rest of the girls finally in the city we cheered for the Canadian Hockey team over dinner and explored the city at night.
And then my patriotism and enthusiasm caught the attention of a Dutch guy who wanted me to dance and took my picture, he took my picture a lot. And then he took more pictures of me with him.
When I sarcastically asked how he knew I was Canadian he began to pat me all over from my head down saying “I can tell you’re Canadian here, and here, and here”.
The excitement continued as we walked through downtown, lost in a sea of red and white, randomly singing ‘O Canada’ with a few hundred of our closest friends. The Olympics were turning into everything we had ever dreamed of and more.