On a blustery evening today, Heil took the silver medal in moguls with a solid performance.Â Â I was lucky enough to be sitting next to a large contingent of her family and friends from Edmonton.
There were two other Canadians in the event: Chloe Dufour-Lapoint competing in her first Olympics and veteran Kristi Richards who put it all on the line.Â Kristi started out extremely well, but could not keep up the pace and lost control.
Rain pelted down during the during the qualification round as well as the final.Â The fog shrouded the top part of the course during the first part of the final round making it difficult to see the athletes.Â Overall the conditions were very poor and a good day to stay in the city.
Anyway, the flight was fine and arrived to an overcast Vancouver a few minutes early.Â Upon deplaning we were greeted by lots of friendly faces and a “Go Canada!”.Â Â The whole airport has Olympics theme everywhere.
There was a line-up for the baggage claim, but we’re going to get used to waiting for things.
The torch came to Kanata today.Â Â I went out to see it at 2 different places: Castlefrank Rd. @ Hazeldean Rd. and then again on Palladium Dr.Â Â It was interesting trying to get to the second location before the torch got there… they close the roads so far in advance that I had to take the Queensway and then come back.
This is of course after getting stuck in traffic yesterday due to the relay going through Ottawa on Carling Ave.Â It hit it the rolling road closures after leaving the movies.
This photo is taken from the median on Hazeldean Rd, east of Castlefrank Rd.
This photo is on Palladium Dr. looking across to Parking Lot 5.