Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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More Olympic Sightseeing

Filed under: Vancouver Winter Games — by at 10:52 pm on Monday, February 15, 2010

Line up waiting to get into Vancouver's LiveCity Olympic site Saturday Darrell and I met up with my aunt and cousin and went to LiveCity Downtown – one of the many ways to experience the Olympics for free! Yes, it was raining, but, being Vancouverites, we were well prepared while waiting in line. At the CentrePlace Manitoba, we learned about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights being built in Winnipeg. I’d love to be there for the opening in 2012!

Downtown Vancouver street free of vehicle trafficWith all of the road closures, the streets are almost eerie! I’ve never seen West Hastings so quiet! The streets, that is; the sidewalks are another story! I kinda like it though. What are the chances it’ll stay this way?

Darrell Hyatt wearing his red maple leaf toqueMy man in a toque! He’s still handsome!

Storefront decorated in red and white bannersI love how most store fronts have got their “Canada” on! We can show our patriotic colours when we choose to!

Sidewalk filled with foot trafficDown in front of Waterfront Station, the sidewalks were like I’ve never seen them: jam packed with people from everywhere! Welcome.

Olympic Rings on Coal HarbourThe Olympic Rings floating on Coal Harbour. So cool when seen at night!

Vancouver 2010 Olympic CauldronDisappointedly, the Olympic Cauldron is behind a chain-linked fence; no doubt for security reasons – for both the visitors and the cauldron. After wandering around the waterfront, I finally got a half decent photo.

Amazing to think that this flame traveled all of the way from Greece and then across Canada, viewed by millions of Canadians during the longest Olympic Torch Relay in history.

Glenda laying on the couch with her kittySunday I enjoyed the Olympics from the comforts of the couch, with my Faith kitty curled up in her spot behind my knees. I had my red jammies on though!

(This party has been a long time coming and I’m going to make the most of it. Please bear with me! Regular posts will resume shortly.)

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Comment by Loree

February 16, 2010 @ 11:27 am

hmmm, can I not include a link in here? My comment did not show up.

Anyway, I am really enjoying your photos, thanks for sharing! Did you see the Saskatchewan pavilion?

Comment by Sherry

February 16, 2010 @ 11:28 am

Thanks for sharing Glenda!! It would be so neat to see the Olympics up close and personal. Love your pics!!

Comment by Glenda

February 16, 2010 @ 11:46 am

Hi Loree, not sure what happened. Your one comment did come through loud and clear. 😉

We haven’t seen the Saskatchewan Pavilion yet. I think it’s down by False Creek, on the old Expo land. We’re waiting for Darrell to get new wheelchair batteries before we do our next road trip. Hopefully we can go again Friday.

Comment by Glenda

February 16, 2010 @ 11:48 am

Hey Sherry, thanks! Are you watching the tv coverage too?

Comment by Barbara

February 17, 2010 @ 3:49 am

Not hard to bear with you at all! I’m enjoying these posts! National pride is a good thing. I agree your hubby is handsome. 😉

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