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life: a lovely night

February 21, 2010

Yesterday C and I went downtown to take in the Olympic festivities. First stop was the  German Beer tent for some Wernesgrüner pilsner and the most delicious bratwurst I have ever tasted.

Next we headed up to Irish House and waited in line for an hour and half to get in. It wasn’t really all that Irish – they only served watered down Guinness but it was fun to watch the speed skaters with the crowd of proud Canadians.

Once we left it was dark and C and I decided to take in the atmosphere of the streets downtown. We walked down Granville and then Robson and saw Robson Square, the zip line, and the CTV news desk. Then we walked down to Coal Harbour to see the torch and the rings. There was thousands of people trying to catch a glimpse of the torch that Gretzky lit.

The best part of the day was sitting down on the logs by Sunset Beach watching the spotlight show. For the first time since the games started, there was no one else around. Just the two of us on the beach enjoying the evening. It was lovely.

We then walked along the Seawall towards LiveCity Yaletown to hear the Sam Roberts Band. The whole walk we marveled at how many people where out and about enjoying themselves and the buzz in the city. I really hope it sticks around because right now “No-Fun City” is the antithesis of Vancouver. We crossed the  Cambie Bridge and set ourselves up on the Seawall across from the venue to see the fireworks. The fireworks were impressive as was the part where they sprayed water and then projected images onto it. Very neat.

Overall, a perfect Olympic day

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