As luck would have it – or not, depending on your view! – I missed the entire 2010 Winter Olympics here in Vancouver, because I happened to be in Toronto visiting my parents at the time!!
For me it wasn’t such a bad thing; I’ve previously mentioned that my interest in sports in virtually non-existent (although my mom and I did watch Canada’s gold-winning hockey game quite literally on the edge of our seats!) so I didn’t mind not being around for all the chaos that an international event like this inevitably creates.
But hosting an Olympic Games also involves the development of a lot of interesting new venues that become permanent fixtures of the city after the fact…and my husband and I were really excited to discover this picturesque riverside park right next to the Richmond Oval!!
Isn’t it fun to occasionally play tourist in your own city?? It’s easy to forget that we all live somewhere that would likely be considered a worthy “vacation destination” for the rest of the world…so I say get out there and explore it!!
P.S. Bonus points if you also take the opportunity to show off a perfectly put-together “outfit of the day!!”