VWO (Days 19-20) – The Final Countdown
The weekend is here! The weekend is here!
And almost too quickly … The weekend is gone! The torch is extinguished. And my Olympic work is done.
I sort of can’t believe I’m saying this … but I can’t believe the Olympics is over, and I’m sad to see it end. I won’t say it flew by, because it certainly did not. It’s been a long, exhausting three weeks. But it’s also been a wonderful, memorable experience and a heck of a lot of fun. I am fortunate to be one of a few hundred American journalists with the awesome privilege of covering the summer and winter Olympics every two years, and I try not to take one moment of it for granted. Including the late nights and early mornings.
Which is why, after one more day (snowboarding!) in Whistler tomorrow, I will return home Tuesday and most likely sleep for the remainder of the week. But before I do, I just want to say Thank You to all of you who’ve followed along on my journey. (Translation: Hi, Mom!)
Au revoir, Vancouver! And Merci beacoup! It has been soup-hair!
ALTHOUGH WE COULD NOT SEE IT, LINDSAY AND I ARE CERTAIN WE RODE WHISTLER MOUNTAIN TODAY …
I LOVE THE SENTIMENT, AND I THINK EVERYONE HERE NEEDED THE REMINDER THAT THESE GAMES WERE NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES. BUT I’M NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW RINGS MADE OF PRETZELS AND ELLEN’S HEAD ON A STICK SAYS “I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.” I DOUBT FTD CARRIES THAT SYMPATHY BOUQUET …
CANADIANS GONE WILD! (THE VILLAGE MUSIC STAGE, POST-GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY GAME. THE FINAL CONTEST OF THE 2010 VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS.) …
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