Friday, February 26, 2010

Our Olympic Day!


We took a ride on the Westcoast Express train, Wednesday afternoon, to experience the Olympic hype in downtown Vancouver. Here are a few pics of our adventure...

Many of the buildings were draped with huge ads and pictures.

The Olympic rings in the harbour. They turned gold every time Canada got a GOLD. This happened just before we got there in Womens' Bobsledding. Very cool to see the rings gold!

The cauldron...
Elise was big on water - she had to touch all the fountains we came across! So, the rain that fell off and on while we were there didn't bother her a bit!

We met the Premier of BC - Gordon Campbell. He was handing out Olympic pins to the kids, so we asked for a picture with him.

These beautiful banners are outside the Art Gallery. I saw them on Koralee's blog and knew I had to figure out where that photo was taken... mission accomplished!

These athlete cutouts were spread out in various places so you could pose with them! The kids all took turns being skiers and snowboarders.

Todd got to say he played hockey at the Olympics. This was his main goal of the day! I am so glad we finally found this place to play the game - made his day!

On our way home. The kids got "Quatchie" luging from McDonalds, and this cute little polar bear from the Manitoba Pavillion. They were quite proud of their treasures, and it saved us having to buy any other souvenirs!!!

No comments: