Monday was the big day! Taking an early ferry ride left me a full day for exploring. The outsides of the Olympic pavilions were pretty (I had no desire to wait two hours in line... each)! So, I enjoyed a lovely stroll along the sea wall, water taxi rides, even some harp street music. Keeping in mind that the city is at somewhere between 2-3 x it's usual population, moving around Vancouver takes time. Buses, trains, and ferries are all involved in moving the huge crowds of people. I left myself lots of time, which I needed! I got to the venue eventually though and had plenty of time to: read in the sunshine, get through security, and then pick my souvenir purchases before the full intensity of the crowds struck. Then, I saw Olympic ice! I saw Olympic skating! It was so breathtakingly beautiful :) I even thought the right people won. That night, I keeled over in bed both elated and exhausted after managing the two and half hour commute back via three modes of transportation - bus, train x 2, boat.
Other things to share:
This week's Objectivist Round Up:
Andrew and I practicing our duet in the voice lesson!
Hopefully, this will improve with our practicing. He kindly helped me post but wanted to indicate it was under mild duress.
Cameron was getting frustrated with one lego that kept popping off and disciplined it with a cranky, "No! Don't do that! You're going to get your name on the board." (That's one of the measures at school when a kid has been disruptive. Not a favorite of mine, but it seems to be more of a keeping track than shame issue. Hmmm.)