So it is all over and done with. Walking into the office today I felt a little pang of sadness as I watched them taking down the art work on Granville street and dismantling the signs.
I think it is akin to first locating the man and then spending 2 years planning the perfect wedding only to discover within minutes of it all being over, you married an idiot. A bit of a let down to say the least.
I think I have Olympic hangover. I was looking out my window and noticed the city sure cleared out in a hurry. Only London Drugs seems to be just as busy. That may be because they have all the souviners on sale half price and people were going nutso.
I feel a little sorry for the Para-Olympians. There is not much left. Too bad they didn't have them compete just before the rest. There would have been more spectators and certainly many more venues to attract the crowds.
Well, since it is all done now and since we are all friends and family, I can admit my extra part in the games to help ensure the success of our team. A lot of men grew beards to assist, some didn't change thier socks for 2 weeks. I decided I didn't like the idea of wearing the same socks so I decided to go the hair route. For 17 days I didn't shave my legs. It was all worth it when we won gold on Sunday. This morning as I hopped into the shower, I realized that my part was well and truly over and so I grabbed my razor and bent to weed whack my legs. After changing the blades twice I finally finished the job with minimal use of band-aids. You can all thank me for the wins when I see you.
My final photo is of the Athlete's village which is now almost empty and the flags removed. Again, I am sad it is over but glad it went off so well. Vancouver did a great job and showed our best face to the world. I have had fun posting these little tidbits of my adventure and hope you have as well. This is my final posting but perhaps I will share some more of my adventures in the coming months.
Take care and thanks for reading