It was thrilling to join the crowds lining the streets in anticipation.
OK, so it was really crowded, and most of my pictures have someone’s head right in the front. But I’ll share them anyhow. I love the lady on the right smiling for the camera below!
There it is!!! Psych.
I imagine this is one of those very rare days when it’s actually a good thing to live along this busy street…
This is something nice about living in such a small town– at gatherings like these, we are bound to bump into people we know (actually, more likely, that Amelia knows) and that is heart-warming for me.
We waited for a long time, but it was well worth it!
I really, actually, had to work very hard not to burst into tears in the middle of the parade– the feeling that I was part of something significant, along with all the people around me, was overwhelming. I know it’s corny. That’s just how I am wired.
I felt happy for the policemen that got to be celebrities of some sort, high-fiving the crowds.
I have no idea who this runner is, but he’s a champ, and we cheered!
OK, so I don’t know who was actually carrying the torch, either, but I am hoping that most of the people around me did!
Woohooooooo! There it is!
Look at the little boys’ faces!
There it goes!
I loved seeing all the crowds and flags, and the big feeling of excitement in the air.
Afterward, we went to a neighborhood pub, and it was like a big block party. What fun to be a part of it all!
Have you gotten to witness the passing of the Olympic torch? I’d love to hear about it!
P.S. More pictures on the And Here We Are facebook page!