The 2010 Winter Olympics
Canada (January 2010)
I've always been a big fan of the Olympics and have
always wanted to attend one in person, especially a winter Olympics. I
was disappointed not to go to the Calgary winter Olympics in 1988, but I
didn't have much money then and couldn't afford it. In 2002, I was
disappointed not to attend the Salt Lake City winter Olympics but I was
traveling around Australia at that time, a journey that's well-documented on
this website. So when the Olympics came to Vancouver, B.C. in 2010, I
couldn't pass it up, figuring that I'd never again be as close to an
Olympics. Martin, a buddy from work, decided to join me, and we drove
six hours from Portland to Vancouver and spent a day there. I bought
tickets to a curling match, speedskating, and the evening medals ceremony.
It was amazing to see what really goes on at an Olympics, and attending the
winter games is a memory I'll treasure for the rest of my life.