Sunday, August 12, 2012

Last Day of the Olympics

Today Garett, Ryan and I watched wrestling on the final day of the Olympics and last night Ryan and I watched the final in women's volleyball (USA vs Brazil).  I can't believe how quickly time has flown by.  We enjoyed the entire experience and were really lucky to see 5 events in person. 

Our top 10 London Olympic Games memories:

1. Visiting the Olympic Park and seeing the Athletics Stadium and Orbit
2. Watching an American (Jacob Varner) win gold in wrestling and hearing the national anthem
3. Experiencing the most friendly and warm side of Londoners since we moved here
4. Getting drenched during the rowing competition at Eton Dorney
5. Feeling the positive buzz all around London because Team GB did so well in the medal count
6. Commuting into London on a transport system with no major chaos (because London was so quiet)
7. Seeing Olympic pink signage everywhere in and around London
8. Standing in a sea of people queueing for the Tube at Wembley Stadium (after Mexico vs Japan)
9. Listening to Chariots of Fire over and over (I think it will still be in my head months from now)
10. The boat trip down the Thames during the Opening Ceremony and passing beneath the Olympic rings on Tower Bridge

Plus one more: Watching Ryan's excitement and enthusiasm.  Russia and Brazil are next on his list.

Earls Court - Women's Volleyball (Aug 11th)

USA vs Brazil (USA took silver)

ExCel Centre - Men's Wrestling (Aug 12th)

Wrestling - USA won gold (men's 96kg)

Proud to be an American - last day of the Olympics
(and tomorrow a celebratory haircut for Ryan!)

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