Monday, March 1, 2010

oh canada!


Well, the day has finally come... yesterday was the last official day of the 2010 Olympic games. Oh and what a grand ending... hmmm... perhaps you may have heard that our little 'ol men's hockey team beat Team USA in overtime 3 - 2 to take the gold medal? Woooooooooohooooooooooooo! And yes, it is a huge deal since hockey is pretty such a religion in this country... seriously. We took to the streets after watching the game on TV and were surrounded by a sea of people in their Canadian red, cars honking and voices cheering... there was a fantastic spirit and energy pulsating through this city!

Anyhoo... just wanted to congratulate all the countries and medal winners... (Canada got 26!...14 of which are gold). Hooray! Ok, now I can take a break from watching any type of sporting event for the next year or so... I think I got my quota in for the entire year this past couple of weeks. ;)

30 comments:

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Congratulations to Canada on the hockey win. *sniff*
:D

Kimmy1013 said...

Just wanted to say that I really love your blog and art :) Have a great week!

ColeAndJosephine said...

The hockey ending was great. I thought our Americans where going to cry.

You are going to love this. You don't need Polaroid film at all! It's a cheater.
http://coleandjosephine.blogspot.com/2010/02/attention-this-is-coolest-free-thing.html

our little love nest said...

You are killing me with all of the Canadian stuff. Missing Vancouver a TON!! Yay for the awesome hockey playing! Go Canada!!!! (wonderful rivalry while we are here in the USA....heheh)
Don was obviously not quite as ecstatic as I was over the outcome..HA!

Lori said...

What an even it was. And congrats to all the elated Canadians out there.

customdesigns4ubynan said...

I love fireworks, and you take great pics! Congratulations on all the gold, and for being a great host city. Now you can get back to real life again. How's Bun doing?

Jenni said...

The closing ceremonies were really well done. Congrats to Canada on the hockey gold, it was a great game to watch!

SleightGirl said...

I was walking by a bar in one of the casinos when the winning goal was made. Everyone cheered, so I thought we'd won, but it turned out the bar had all Canadians in it... *sigh* oh well, there's always next time.

M.M.E. said...

I agree. This is all the sports I'll watch until the world cup. I've never wanted to go to Canada so badly!

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

It was a great gold medal game. And a wonderful 2 weeks!

MAB Jewelry said...

That hockey game was fantastic! Congrats, Canada. And the closing ceremony was very fun.

Sherryl said...

My husband and I loved watching the Olympics - so sad that it's over. Beautiful Canada is next on our list to visit!

Victoria said...

The hockey game was perfect, unfortunately we were at home but I would have loved to have been downtown, or even better in Vancouver! It must have been amazing to be there. The closing ceremonies were great - we were cheering when Bill gave a shoutout to McGill! And the prancing, grinning moose made me laugh. It's been a great two weeks for Vancouver and for Canada!

geschichtenvonkat said...

congrats to canada on the hockey win! my canadian friends were so pumped i was cheering for them anyway :)

and thanks for all your fun olympic coverage!

Christie Cottage said...

Congratulations!!! Funny, I thought of you when they were showing it on the news last night!

I have enjoyed all the Olympic pictures you have shared with us!

Thanks!

jen said...

i have to say, i was happy for you guys! it just seemed right that you win the hockey gold to finish up the olympics! :)

Patrizia said...

The games were amazing! :) Go Canada!

Moonangelnay said...

wow the end already???? shows how much of the world i have missed the past week lol!

Gallery32 said...

Thanks for posting these amazing photos! I feel like I got a more intimate Olympic experience by reading your post :)

Tessa said...

I always get sad when the Winter Olympics are over!

californiablue said...

I'm actually really happy for Canada that they won the men's (and women's) hockey gold medals!

Vancouver was such an amazing Olympics host. I will miss watching the amazing athletes.

Vivi said...

Congrats to Canada! Your country really did a beautiful job and I totally need to visit again soon!

HornCatCreations said...

Yay Canada!! I love your pics of the cauldron and the fireworks.

Annette said...

Congrats to Canada!!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful pics and posts you shared with us. I thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics but agree with you about having enough sports!

merium said...

we didn't get downtown at all, but sure watched alot from the comfort of our living room! And oh~that hockey game! just awesome! 14 of us went wild along with the rest of the city when 'Sid the Kid' scored! it was the perfect ending!

miranda said...

yay canada!!! my hands are still tingly from all the random high-fives on robson last night! i love how everyone came together - wouldn't have missed it for anything. but yes - now i can stop watching random winter sports on tv and trying to understand curling. ;-)

readingsully2 said...

Great job on the Olympics!!

Evelyn said...

Great Olympic photos!

Robert W. Leonard said...

Glad you guys won, hard as it is to say. That glory should definitely go to the glorious hosts! Those hockey games (both times we played each other) were great weren't they? Good times, congrats! :)

Art Garden Diva said...

Canada did a great job with the Olympics! I've been having withdrawls all week, now it's back to the depressing news of the day! Sigh!