Skip to main content

2002 Olympics Photo Review

There is never a dull moment in Park City.  Sundance screenings finished Monday evening and by Wednesday, we were kicking off celebrations for the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics.  We didn't live in Park City in 2002, but were here on vacation and attended several Olympic events and had a great time.  We had no idea that we would someday live here and it is strange to look at the photos and see them more as our hometown than a spectacular vacation spot.  Another reminder that living here allows us to be on vacation every day, as long as you take advantage and use the 2-for-1's.  I figured the 10yr anniversary was a good enough reason to go down memory lane and share some photos.

We bought our tickets and planned the trip before we were even married, maybe even engaged!  I guess we figured it would be another great excuse to meet up in SLC and hang out with Annette and Doug.  I remember going through the website process from my laptop in Italy and sharing the news with my coworkers.  Their time came in 2006 with the Winter Olympics in Turin.  Hopefully we'll get to another Olympics in our lifetime, what an amazing experience.
2002 Olympic Package - not pretty, but does the job
2002 Olympic Memorabilia
2002 Olympic Tickets
I wish I blogged back then because I wouldn't have to remember the details, but a few things stick out.  We lived in Boise and I-84 was closed due to weather so we drove out to I-15 and then down.  We were so excited to be on vacation, see the Olympics, and hang out with Annette and Doug that the extra hour or so in the car seemed like forever.  We arrived at their house in time to see the Opening Ceremony on TV and watch the fireworks out the window since they lived so close to the stadium.  The next morning, we got up early for the Cross-Country events at Soldier Hollow and realized we had a flat.  A quick fix and we were off and that's where my detailed memories end.  I do remember wearing lots of layers and still getting cold, guess we didn't have enough "warmth" in our flasks.  In addition to the ticketed events, we spent time downtown checking out the attractions, watching medal ceremonies, listening to concerts, and taking it all in.

We didn't have a digital camera back in 2002, so I sorted thru the 4 rolls of film and scanned a few classics.  I look forward to the 10yr celebrations over the next few weeks, it will be fun to see everyone wearing their coats, berets, and talking about their favorite moments.  Speaking for us, we still wear our Olympic snow outfits for snowblowing, our berets still have the tags on them (eBay?), and our hats are worn thin.  I don't have a favorite moment, the entire week was a blast.
Cross-Country - Soldier Hollow - Feb 9, 2002
Men's Ice Hockey - E Center - Feb 9, 2002
Matching Hats
Halfpipe Crowds - Park City - Feb 10, 2002
Those Bleachers were sooo cold - Park City Halfpipe - Feb 10, 2002
Halfpipe - Park City - Feb 10, 2002
Park City Main Street 
Transportation was an event in itself - lines and buses at Downhill - Snowbasin - Feb 11, 2002
Posing at the Downhill - Snowbasin - Feb 11, 2002
Bundled up for the Downhill - Snowbasin - Feb 11, 2002
Downtown Fun
More Downhill - Snowbasin - Feb 13, 2002
Getting Giggly in Downtown SLC

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Penguin Allergy

I had an interesting visit to the allergy doctor yesterday. It appears that the only way I can be allergy free is move to Antarctica, continue to avoid celery, and just in case I have a penguin allergy - don't get a pet.  I guess I could test that theory with a quick trip to the zoo.

Word has it, that this spring and summer are horrible for allergies here in Utah.  A dry winter, strong winds, little rain, and who knows what else have affected almost anyone you meet.  Until I ran into the food allergy issues last year, I didn't think I had allergies to anything.  After yesterday, I'll have to plan an extra 30 minutes whenever I fill out a medical form.  I'm new to the allergy thing and have many friends that have lived with it their entire lives and get shots to manage - I'm realizing it's a real pain.  So, here's a recap of how I ended up worrying about penguin allergies.

I came home from Malaysia in November with a nasty head cold, exacerbated by the plane…

Local Training Roads

After three great days of riding at CampoVelo Weekend, I was ready to get serious about spring training back in Utah. With no weekend trips and only two work trips in the last two months, I could take advantage of our amazing local roads. Even better, I'm doing it on a new bike! I've been looking for the last few years, but finally pulled the trigger on a dreamy Pinarello Dogma F8.

I take our local roads for granted, concentrating on intervals or chatting with friends rather than taking photos. We have some of the best training roads in the world, as many pros and others have discovered. It's been great to see so many people out this spring enjoying our not-so-little secret.













Women's Cycling Kit Review

I have a hard time turning down a new cycling kit, especially if it represents and supports women's cycling. In addition to riding in the best gear out there, I can proudly display my support and jumpstart a conversation or two about women's cycling.

Over the winter, I've added a 2013 Specialized-lululemon, 2013 Vanderkitten, and 2014 Women's Cycling Association (WCA) kit to the collection. I'm still waiting on the WCA kit, but the others have had some saddle time and will have plenty more.

My local cycling team is primarily sponsored by Skullcandy and the kits are made by Utah company DNA Cycling which also provides team sponsorship. While our cycling team isn't women's specific, I'm very proud we are associated with DNA as they support our local pro women's team DNA Cycling pb K4. (Just one of many kits on my wish list) 
Let's start with the facts. I'm 6 feet tall and for my height, have long femurs and even longer torso. When not wearing…