Sunday, January 31, 2010

Leaving On A Jet Plane!

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A bit ago we posted a video and some words about the Olympic Torch coming through Leamington and that 'plans were in the works'!

Well our flights are book and we'll be arriving in British Columbia on the 8th of February. I think this might be one of the first times we've written a post about something in the future as opposed to reflecting on the past. It's kind of nice!

From Vancouver


We've still got to check out what sites and celebrations we want to take in and whether or not we'll be attending any events, which will give me lots to do this week while Katie is off celebrating other things with her friends this weekend! We both have to start packing too...


Katie has booked a return trip and me...well I booked a one-way knowing that I'll be back in Ontario in June for a short time. That makes packing a bit different, leaving many things unknown, and I'm quite excited about that. It's three days away from being a year since we first ventured out Lost On Purpose and we're really pumped about heading off a new adventure with the Olympics! It's going to be an amazing experience celebrating the games with the world in Vancouver!!! YEAH YEAH!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An Olympic Journey Begins...

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On December 23, 2009, the Olympic Torch made it's way through our hometown of Leamington, Ontario. It was an early morning (by our recently decided standards) of being out the door by 7am to get to the celebration in town. Katie and I picked up some friends and headed to the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex for the festivities! Being the most souther part of Canada, we were a celebration community which meant there was a stage show and lots of cool stuff to check out. From Coca-Cola, RBC and of course the Vancouver Olympic Organizers, it was a great show. There were quite a few local stars who performed too. Erin Armstrong sang a beautiful operatic song, Claire Hanson and her dance partner danced, there was a choir that sang O'Canada and Meghan Agosta of the CDN Women's Hockey Team along with a couple other paraolympic athletes said a few words. It was nice to see the people we grew up with at school or at the arena take the stage and do their thing.

We caught a taste of what the morning offered. I will warn you, in true Mullen fashion, there is screaming and cheering on this video...it might be loud :)


The excitement of the morning certainly permeated through the rest of the day and into the holidays. The wheel's began to turn and we started asking ourselves, "Could we really go to the Olympics? Like, for real...the Olympics." It seemed a bit surreal, talking about making our Olympic dream a reality. Yet those questions quickly had answers, "Well, we would have a few places to stay, I wonder how much flights are...and we'll look into surrounding airports too...and we definitely need to check out the schedule." And with Christmas gifts being money we certainly had a start to our potential adventure!
There are most definitely plans in the works....Vancouver 2010, get ready!