Monday, January 11, 2010

olympics are coming

If you haven't already heard the 2010 winter olympics are coming to Vancouver, in fact they are about one month away. We don't actually have tickets to see any of the events (they were a tad pricey... some upwards of $200/ticket per person for the more popular sports - i.e hockey and ice skating), so Roger and I will hopefully be checking out the other Olympic budget-friendly related festivities around town. This is a shot of one of the venues (I believe curling) as they prepare for the big event... ok, it is a shot of the fence, so you can't really see the venue... but now you are even more intrigued aren't you.

21 comments:

M.M.E. said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I could get that close to amazing athletes.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Ooooh! Cool! Are you going to get to see any of it, besides on the television?

Jenni said...

We are very excited for the Winter Oly's!! Hope you can catch an event or two..what a delight that would be!

Christie Cottage said...

I hope you get lucky and get to attend at least one event!


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our little love nest said...

;)Love it! So happy I won't be there though....aack...super heavy traffic.

jen said...

that's so cool! I hope you'll share the experience with us! I can't believe it's already time for the olympics again...my husband and I were just discussing that yesterday.

Midnight Creations said...

I love the Olympics staying up late to catch all the action. I would love to be so close, really a special time, enjoy! Where I live we get US and Canadian coverage, great to see two perspectives all day everyday.

Southern Belle said...

Oooh Nice. Hope you get to see it live =)

bananaicecream said...

I love the olympics, you are so lucky!! I'll be watching from the comfort of my couch ;)

the Lost Earring said...

I must admit, I really wanted that dreamy blue Vancouver 2010 hoodie that Jillian (the bachelorette wore). It was sold at Aritzia. Okay, so I don't even pay that much attention to the olympics, and I normally don't wear clothing with words on it, but man I wanted that sweatshirt! Feels good to come clean about that ;)

Sharon said...

I'm getting excited about the Olympics-love to watch the ice-skating! Surely, I would not want to live near all the crowds that will come.

Wow, those ticket prices are steep!

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

I always end up watching more of the Olympics than I anticipate. :)

31 everything said...

WOW! Expensive is right - probably a once in a lifetime experience to get to go though :)

Laura said...

Exciting stuff!! I am lucky enough to be heading out to Vancouver (from Ontario) for the Olympics. Yes, the tickets were expensive but it'll be a once in a lifetime experience and being able to stay with family and friends does help a lot!

Vivi said...

Oh, that fence is just creating an air of mystery and excitement to the games!! Makes me want to scale it :)

Can't wait for the games to start - I love the olympics - it brings me back to loving them so much as a child.

Tessa said...

Ooh, I love watching it on TV. Looking forward to it... :)

Eline Oftedal said...

I can't wait for the Olympics to start! Norway is sendig a lot of athlets and I will be following all the Nordic events!

alamodestuff said...

I love Vancouver and am happy to see the olympics there.

Lorelei said...

What an exciting time it will be for the city-there will be so much energy and celebration!

The Stapelia Company said...

Oh how fun! I would love to be in the same city as the Olympics at some point. :)

miranda said...

my little guy seems to spot something in the olympic graphics that i can't see - he says "ceratops" (aka triceratops) every time we pass anything with these graphics!