The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, were so enjoyable to watch the past sixteen days and I was so proud of all the remarkable athletes from all around the world, and the magnificent efforts and sportsmanship they displayed to make their countries proud.
Canada was a gracious and friendly host, and I am happy that all their dreams and expectations for an outstanding Olympics were met in many ways. I congratulate them on winning the highest number of gold medals at fourteen.
I was excited for all our American athletes, and the outstanding total of thirty seven medals that they won! It broke the record for total medals won by one nation at a Winter Games set by Germany in 2002, and was the first Winter Olympics in 78 years in which the United States won more medals than any other participant.
It was a memorable Olympics in so many ways, but I think the most memorable moment for me was watching the Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who skated to win a bronze medal just days after the death of her mother. What bravery and composure she displayed during her beautiful programs!
What was you most memorable moment of these Olympics?
We survived nineteen + inches of snow on Friday, and this photo mosaic shows how we spent most of the day. The snow came with high winds and the snow drifts were waist high in some spots! Luckily we had two sunny days this weekend and quite a bit of the snow has melted, so now life goes back to normal.
I am even seeing some signs of Spring approaching, as my daffodils are beginning to grow. Nineteen more days to go!