This Valentines Day, we scrapped the usual candlelight dinner for something different.
I’m not talking about flowers and candy either, although, both of those made their appearance and made the day that much sweeter:) This Valentines Day, we headed downtown to join in the festivities surrounding the Winter Olympics.
Since driving all the way downtown would have been a nightmare especially with so many road closures, we opted to take the Skytrain instead – which is always a treat for the kids.
We took a ton of pictures, most of which were blurry…. except those featured here. However, if you couldn’t care less about all of this olympic mayhem and are looking for knitting content, you can skip all the way to the bottom to see my Ravelympics2010 progress.
If you live in Canada, it’s a given that hockey will show up in your life everyday. So, it wasn’t a surprise that there was a giant hockey stick showcasing true Canadian spirit complete with maple leaf!
At the end of the opening ceremony which was held in BC Place, a huge cauldron was lit signifying the opening of these winter games. But that wasn’t all, hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky made his way through streets of screaming crowds to light the external cauldron by the waterfront. This is going to be a permanent fixture for all to see. Unfortunately, it’s been fenced off during the games and in my opinion, wisely so.
Ha look, another Gretzky fan….
The olympic rings on the Burrard Inlet, now in solid red – previously lit with the usual colors of this timeless symbol – looked really pretty sitting over on the water.
With the streets being completely pedestrian friendly during the duration of the games, it was great not having to worry about swerving cars or traffic lights. We saw plenty of kids on their bikes waving flags… and some other kids who can’t ride bikes yet also waving flags…
What a fantastic night!
Ravelympics2010… the blobby thing below is the progress on my Traveling Woman shawl this far.
Go for the GOLD!!