Sightseeing and stories
Original post made by John Naber, another community, on Feb 15, 2010
Running off to catch a shuttle from the Hyatt to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, I forgot my shoulder bag with my Olympic tickets, lapel pins and every important paper I own. We jumped off the shuttle after one stop, and ran all the way back to the hotel just as a bellman was bringing the bag to the Concierge. Boy, do I feel fortunate.
Sightseeing is great here, because the people are so friendly. They seem to enjoy hosing the Visitors, and love to trade Olympic pins as well. So far, I have made about 50 trades.
On our way back, we stopped at the outdoor Olympic cauldron, to take pictures. It is traditional to hold your arm in front of the flame, as if the torch was in your hand. This flame is really five different flames, so we had to make an adjustment.
Back at USA house, many gold medalists are showing up to watch the coverage of the day's events. Today there was another gold for Team USA. Seth Wescott defended his Olympic title when came from behind in each of his races, and proved the race is not over until you cross the finish line. (Duh!) Tomorrow, I go see if Seth's US teammate, Lindsey Jacobellis can join him in the winners' circle. I believe she will.
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