Some of us even got a chance to touch the torch...that will be a memorable moment for my most patriotic grands!
We joined friends and drove out to watch the relay in our old neighbourhood. We couldn't have timed it better...as the runner for the next leg arrived about the same time as we did. His name was Dane Low...he works at the Cactus Club Cafe in Vancouver...and he was thrilled to be running in the Vancouver 2010 torch relay. He was enjoying the moment...as were we!
It wasn't much of a wait before we saw the preceding torchbearer coming around the bend...
...passing on his flame...
...and Dane was off and running. How exciting it is to be part of the whole thing...even as a spectator. How much more special it would have been to be a participant! Why did we not think about that long ago when the opportunity was there?
The torch carried on without us...and we went for lunch at the Wildcat Grill. The 'cat's meow' seemed the appropriate meal for the occasion. And it was!
It also seemed the perfect day to be hoisting the official flag of the Olympics...and so we helped Marg and John get it up their pole.
Hmmm...we'll have to come back another day to see it flapping in the breeze. That's OK...this party won't be over for a long time.
ETA...If you would care to see the video of Dane's run...click here.