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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Once in a Lifetime, Twice in One Day !

I was at my computer reading blogs this morning when this truck drove by honking away, I looked out the window and people were lined up and down the street. I went and asked what was going on, imagine my surprise to find out that the Olympic Torch was going to be right outside my front door. I ran in to get my camera and told Mom she should come out. Not only did the torch go by, it was also the spot for lighting the next runner's torch. We then had to go to the Credit Union, only to find people lined up for blocks upon blocks waiting for the Olympic Torch to go by. Mom went and did her business and I found out that the torch was on it's way to Trout Lake. So we headed there and once again I got to see the torch not only go by but being passed onto the next runner. I didn't get a good photo of the torch, but the videos I got are not too bad, you can really hear and feel the excitement from the kids at Trout Lake. There's a few of them, so if you would like to see a small part of the 2010 Olympic Torch relay click here and enjoy :)

http://www.vancouver2010.com/

10 comments:

Myra said...

That is so cool Irene! I have been counting the days until the olympics begin. I feel a case of numb butt coming on. :o)

Melissa said...

That's so funny you didn't know. It's in our area right now, I think, as I can hear the helicopters!

Go Canada Go!!! :-)

Carolyn NC said...

How awesome!

Pumpkin said...

How neat Irene!

Lorilee said...

I was so excited when it came through our town!! What a great experience!! Go Canada!!

Vonna said...

How cool is that?! I have an experience with an olympic torch too...in April 1996 when I was on my honeymoon in Las Vegas, NV (we didn't get married there we were just honeymooning there)...the torch ran through on its way to Atlanta. It IS cool isn't it?!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

We have been lucky enough to have the torch pass by our home twice since I have lived in this home and this year was by far a more spectacular event. Congrats and
Be always in stitches.

Carol said...

That is so exiting, Irene! I'm sure it will never pass through my town, so I really enjoyed watching your videos...

Dani said...

Very cool Irene ... thanks for sharing!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a fun thing to get to see! I'll be watching the Olympic Opening ceremonies tonight and then, for the next couple of weeks, we'll be tuned into the CBC for coverage - they do a much better job than the US stations, IMHO!