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MELINDA'S OLYMPIC ADVENTURE FEBRUARY 22-24, 2010

INCLUDING OLYMPIC FEVER LEADING UP TO THE ADVENTURE

all seasons in one day 10 °C

On reading copies of a couple of E-mails to my granddaughter Shannon. Melinda suggested they would make a great BLOG entry so here goes:
" Well number two daughter is safely home after what I think was a wonderful couple of days in Olympic City and I leave for France on Saturday.
We walked our legs off, saw all the sights, finally got into LIVE CITY YALETOWN and attended the VICTORY CEREMONY in B C PLACE STADIUM ......Canada's Ashleigh McIvor got her Gold skiing medal and there were a number of other awards. Then BILLY TALENT performed and following that we walked through Yaletown to see another group and finally a band on the stage in LIVE CITY. Also we ate and drank, laughed and cried for her Mother a bit too. Melinda is always fun to have around so there weren't too many tears. Oh yes we swam in my pool, shopped and worked out in the gym."

My son, Doug, very thoughtfully sent me a hockey ticket which I couldn't use with Melinda here. Well the ticket didn't arrive till the day of the game which was played at noon and the following E-mail to him tells the story:

" Well this has been a real adventure. Melinda and I picked up the ticket and headed to Canada Hockey Place. Tried to exchange the ticket for two but the scalpers wanted $300.00 plus the ticket so we moved on. I asked people who were in line for an exhibit if someone wanted a ticket to a noon hockey game. We were right at the entrance to the arena. Wouldn't you know a teen-ager with his parents just about went nuts....his parents agreed, so one young guy was a happy camper, as the pictures show, and he just moved a few feet to join the hockey line-up. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL!!!"

Victory_Ce..010_007.jpgVictory Ceremony  BC PLACE    Feb 23  2010 005

Victory Ceremony BC PLACE Feb 23 2010 005

robson square skating rink jan 2010

robson square skating rink jan 2010

robson square jan  2010

robson square jan 2010

RBC Olympic decorations

RBC Olympic decorations

RBC dressed for the Olympics Jan  2010

RBC dressed for the Olympics Jan 2010

proudly wearing his olympic gloves   feb 2010 002

proudly wearing his olympic gloves feb 2010 002

One lucky teenager gets an Olympic hockey ticket  Feb 23  2010 002

One lucky teenager gets an Olympic hockey ticket Feb 23 2010 002

One lucky teenager gets an Olympic hockey ticket  Feb 23  2010 001

One lucky teenager gets an Olympic hockey ticket Feb 23 2010 001

Olympic Torch arrives in Yaletown Feb 11, 2010 018

Olympic Torch arrives in Yaletown Feb 11, 2010 018

Olympic Torch arrives in Yaletown Feb 11, 2010 007

Olympic Torch arrives in Yaletown Feb 11, 2010 007

OLYMPIC FEVER , FEB   2010 027

OLYMPIC FEVER , FEB 2010 027

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OLYMPIC FEVER , FEB 2010 017

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OLYMPIC FEVER , FEB 2010 013

OLYMPIC FEVER , FEB   2010 007

OLYMPIC FEVER , FEB 2010 007

melinda and son feb 2010 002

melinda and son feb 2010 002

melinda and son feb 2010 001

melinda and son feb 2010 001

melinda and dad  feb  2010 002

melinda and dad feb 2010 002

melinda and dad  feb  2010 001

melinda and dad feb 2010 001

Baby Zamboni at public skating rink

Baby Zamboni at public skating rink

Art Gallery dressed for the Olympics

Art Gallery dressed for the Olympics

art and laughter feb 2010

art and laughter feb 2010

Posted by douglasw 16:00 Archived in Canada Tagged events

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It really was a great Olympic adventure!....great comments and pictures for your Blog...thanks for everything 'cause I Love YOU! Daddy Dear...Melinda...xoxo

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