Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Tribute to the Olympics...

Just like the real Olympics, my tribute to the Olympics starts with our own version of the Opening Ceremonies.

(Clicking on any picture will make it larger.)
First we enjoyed the flags from our different nations, and then we celebrated both of our countries by going to Tommy Guns in Chicago and The Bristol Renaissance Faire.  A little something for everyone!

Then the events began...

Water Sports:

To fully understand the complexities of synchronized swimming, we first practiced synchronized sitting.  It's not as easy as it looks.  (Another name for this sport is jet lag.)

Frisbee and boat racing followed!

Talk about a long gun!


530-Step Dash:

Here we are at the starting line ready for our climb up 530 steps to the top of Warwick Castle.

It was a beautiful view from above and we knew we were winners because we actually made it to the top!

Biathlon (boating and walking):

This is St. Michael's Mount.  During the day the tide is high and the way to get to the island is by ferry, so that is exactly what we did.
Once on the island, the only way to get to the top it to walk.

After walking up and up and up on uneven ground, the trip was worth it.  This is one of the views from the top!

By the afternoon when we were ready to leave it was low tide, and we were able to walk back to the mainland.  This was really something to see and experience!

~And now for my favorite sport  ~

Competitive Eating:

Whether in England or America, this is one event where we all excelled!

And, as we know, all good things must come to an end.

Closing Ceremony:

To good friends and good times!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome pics! Thanks for posting. I love that long gun, I can't imagine that it's any too easy to hit anything with it, but who knows:)