Hi everyone! Guess where we went today?
Here's a hint.
And another. (Downtown portion of the torch relay.)
And another. Only in Canada would you find a Coke-emblazoned Zamboni.
And another. (We ran into some Russian athletes.)
Yup, you guessed it!
We got there ridiculously early, in retrospect, so the security checkpoint was only about 10 minutes long. And yes, they did let my knitting needles through.
We were just a few rows from the top, in the nosebleed section, but it was still a great view.
These lovely boxes/drums were on our seats.
And yes, Dotty, there's your project bag with one of my Ravelympics projects in it! And yes, they did allow my yarn and needles through the security checkout.
Here's what was inside. A giant poncho (they asked everyone to wear white or light colours and then gave us ponchos anyways). A Canadian flag. A cool blue flashlight and candle. And a drumstick to use on the box/drum.
They had a crowd warmup, and then we counted down the last 5 minutes to the beginning of the ceremony.
I know you saw better video of the rest of the opening ceremonies on TV, so I'll just give you the shots of the Canadian team entering the building.
The boys barely made it to the SkyTrain before they lost all of their battery charge.
We'll see you in the morning, for the Mounties' musical ride!