I have wanted to attend an Olympics since......well since it was in Los Angeles in 1984!!!!!!!
When Chuck and I were dating in 1976, the Winter Olympics were on and being that he loved watching sports, I soon fell in love with Sports!!!!!I was so taken with the Olympic then and Now it is even More of an Obsession!!!!!!I have watched every Olympic since and it is a Family Tradition to watch it together!!!! I have taught Miss C to respect the flag, since she was born, to this day if we pass a flag she gets all excited, one road we drive on has 3 in a mile and a half span, so she places her little hand on her heart and we shout out, well I shout, she mumbles something "GOD BLESS AMERICA"!!!!!So to say I am excited is a HUGE Understatement!!!!!I will be flying into the Emerald City and spend a few days with my sister and her family, and then we are off for 3 days in Vancouver!!!!!!! So far we have tickets to a Bobsled event and a Hockey game!!!! We are going to try and get tickets to a practice Ice skating session, sorry ladies, the tickets to the scoring ice skating events are VERY Expensive!!!!!!I'm so excited!!!!!We will be going by Bus up to Whistler, to the outside events and I have heard Whistler is amazing!!! I also plan on doing the gondola to the top of the mountain and/or the suspension bridge!!!!!!
I also got a brown down jacket to match my boots!!!!! And a limited edition charm for my bracelet!!!! The trip was part Christmas and part Birthday gift!!!!! I wouldn't care if it were my gifts for the rest of my life!!!!!I can now scratch going to the Olympics off my Bucket List, yes, I have one made!!!!!
The first set of Olympic pins I bought were in 1988 for the Calgary Winter games and summer in Seoul, South Korea, back then both winter and summer games were in the same year!!!!Then came 1992 Albertville,France winter games, then they changed the rules and Olympics are held every 2 years for winter and then summer, so 1994 was a winter olympics again held in Lillehammer, Norway.
1996 summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Ga, and we all remember what happened there. Sad thing to happen here in the good ole USA. 1998 Winter Olympics were in Nagano, Japan. 2000 summer games were in Sydney, Australia.
2002, can you believe they were again only 8 hours away from me in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we still did not go!!!!!
2004 summer games in Athens, Greece and 2006 winter Olympics were in Turin, Italy. Oh how I wanted to go to Turin and see the shroud of Turin, well maybe....... another secret!!!!!
Summer Olympics in 2008 were in Beijing, China, and I think they did a spectacular job and who could forget that Birdcage stadium?????
So there is my big secret, I just couldn't keep it a secret for 2 more weeks!!!!!
If you ever get a chance to watch two great movies about history, watch Miracle on Ice and Munich. Very good!!!!