Months of planning and the day is nigh!
In my hand is the first set of event tickets: Russia v. Latvia. It should be quite a game – Latvia isn’t a major contender, but word on the street is that they have SERIOUS fans… Megan told me stories about the Latvians that showed up in Halifax for the World Juniors in 2008 – so that will be fun! Maybe they will have handknit mittens?
We’ve been discussing everything Olympics in the Vancouver 2010 Ravelry group (pssst – come join us!) and people are getting excited! For those of us actually traveling to Vancouver (or living there, already), we are planning a series of meetups during the Games. It’s gonna be grand. And you can bet that I will document it well with my trusty camera.
Besides all of the amazing Olympic events, Kris and I are also planning to do some sightseeing – hikes, museums, performances. There are a number of shows and events also happening with the Games, including some fun music shows (Damien Marley, Matisyahu, Bedouin Soundclash, and many many others). One of the big ski resorts north of Vancouver – Grouse Mountain - will be open 24/7, with special midnight and sunrise snowshoe tours, performances, and lots of events. I have never been skiing or snowboarding, but this feels like a good time and place to start… Coincidentally, Grouse Mountain is also where NBC will be airing the Today Show each morning – and if I can time it right, I am hoping we can be on “the plaza” one morning with a sign! I told my “morning crew” at the gym to look at for us when they are watching on the treadmills!
The majority of our tickets (surprise) are hockey tickets – but we also have a set for Curling, and Freestyle Aerials, so we will get a nice mix of events.
Some of the ladies in the Rav group are also working the venues at the Olympics… people are asking if we will be able to take our knitting into the events. Much like airports and security, it appears that it will be up to the discretion of the specific guard. So, plastic needles may be the best bet… if I can make my deadline with my sweater (close! I will update on that soon), I think I am gonna make a flurry of quickie projects on big needles – cowls, scarves, and hats, perhaps?
The forecast is calling for a “Storm of the Century” here in Maryland starting tomorrow morning – blizzard, lots and lots of snow – so, it looks like it’ll be another shut-in weekend with copious amounts of Spanish lessons and knitting – not that I mind! Funny how the the East is getting slammed with snow this year, but Vancouver is relatively dry and warm and that is where the Olympics are! best soak up the winter while I am on this coast!
Hasta luego, mis amigos~~