Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Olympic Torch Photos

On December 15th the Olympic Torch came through my town! We stood in the cold to watch the caravan and cheer on the torch bearer!


One of the support vehicles!



Coke never misses a chance to do some marketing!



Coke gave out these cool glowing bottles!



Here comes the torch!



I heard the torch bearer for this leg was once a local gym teacher!



She looked so happy!



The red mittens are the official torch bearer mittens and have been sold in stores in Canada - I have a couple of sets so look for a giveaway during the games!



How cool that the torch goes right by someone's house!



She is heading to where the next torch bearer was waiting - she was walking and I started running and pushed my way through the crowd...



....and just missed the torches touching. Bear in mind it is very cold here, had started snowing, I have a head cold and had just run after the torch - sorry the pic is a bit blurry but I had to hold the camera in the air to get a photo over the crowd!



The flame on it's way to the next city!



Have a fabulous day!

18 comments:

KatieSPerk said...

Wow! How cool! You watched a part of history!!

Scottish Twins said...

How fun!

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

How cool is that! Totally a once in a lifetime experience!

xoxo!

arlette said...

Wow, how cool you been there!!!

Tiffany said...

So fun! You got some great pictures too! I would love to see that.

And you crack me up! Your comment about leaving the beer for Santa was so fun. What a great tradition and something that is special in your home! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Snooty Primadona said...

How cool is that! I doubt that they would ever come through here, so thanks for sharing the experience. We love & support the Olympics.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I was just having a momentary lapse in self confidence. I'd be kidding myself to think I could ever quit blogging. I'm 100% addicted.

Therefore, I've just become another of your loyal followers...

Miss Janice said...

How exciting and what a wonderful opportunity to see this!

Lisa said...

That is way cool! How great that you got to be there...and that you let us tag-a-long with you. :)

Gwen said...

How cool is that!!! Did you save your Coke bottle? They look awesome!!! XOXO

Children of the 90s said...

That looks like so much fun! That Coke promotion is pretty cool, too!

Sher said...

That was so awesome! I should google and find out where it is headed and see if we're on the route. And thank you! to plow through people to get these shots for us even though you are not feeling good.
Hope you get well soon!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

How neat!!! I love the colored coke bottle! Great pictures, now go get some rest so you can clear up your cold!!!

Princess Freckles said...

Such a neat experience! I'm so glad the games are in Canada this year! Being neighbors makes it exciting! Not to mention, I often watch the games on CBC because they show different countries. NBC kinds stinks with its coverage.

Danielle said...

That is SO cool!

Suburban Princess said...

Gwen - Yes I kept the Coke Bottle...it is plastic and has a battery inside so it isnt a bottle of Coke...tomorrow night we are going to be in the city to see the torch again (in fact I saw it again this afternoon so I have some daylight photos of it!) so I am going to try to get another glowing bottle :O)

Sher - I love my blggirls! I was willing to leap over small children to show you the torch!

BL&L - Yes Ma'am! I am lying down right now!

Freckles - Very cool! Yes CBC has great coverage!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

So cool! Thank you for sharing, I think it's so exciting!

OceanDreams said...

Oh that is so cool and must have been exciting! Hope you are feeling better and giveaway at my place if you like Cold Plasma! :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love me some Coke! What a cool bottle. And I remember the torch coming through our area when the summer Olympics were in Atlanta. Neat isn't it!