Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 93 Olympic Torch

So this is where I live!

We had the Olympic Torch come through our little home town yesterday.

Our girls were quite pumped about the whole idea. Hubby commented that he is a little concerned about when our oldest gets to the concert age. Apparently she got quite caught up in the hype, you know, like yelling, screaming, bouncing, waving arms etc.

While my kids were partying in front, I was waiting back stage trying to stay warm. Our dojo had a 5 minute performance and I performed kata with 3 others from my class. We missed most of the action that happened up front. Apparently some of the talent that travels with the torch is amazing.

I was lucky enough to be done on time to see the torch though. As I was trying to make my way through the crowd to my hubby and the girls I came up to the barricade and the torch literally 30 seconds away. Close enough to touch the torch runner. Which I realize in a small town really isn't that big of a feat, but it sure sounds good! Doesn't it?

The last torch runner was a girl named Emily Cavillan, who had cancer in elementary school and had to have her leg amputated and has gone on to be an adaptive snowboarder. Pretty amazing story.

All and all it was a neat evening. I have never seen an olympic torch lighting and don't know if I will ever have the opportunity to again.

Just wish I could have figured out how to use the camera on my phone because Hubby had my Nixon! And do you think he remembered to take the picture? Nope!


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

The snow is so pretty and how exciting for everyone to see the torch passing through -- it makes you feel a part of it all.

stitching under oaks said...

that is so cool! your hometown looks so wonderful....thanks for sharing this...what a wonderful thing to get to see.

Stephanie said...

Wow, so awesome! How cool was that to see the torch passing. What an experience you will all remember.

Larissa said...

So cool that your girls got to experience this. We're counting down to the olympics too around here - we will definitely allow extra tv time this month.

Kristyn Knits said...

how exciting for you and your family!!
we're counting down the days until we can see more of your great country.

Rebekah said...

what an awesome treat to see the torch in person! I am so excited for the Olympics to start next week :)

will you be doing anything for the ravelympics?