The Olympics Were Only A Dream
Trip Start Feb 14, 2010
12Trip End Feb 19, 2010
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I was growing up in Barre, VT and was used to the idea of getting buried in 6-10' of snow every year and being forgotten by the rest of the world until September - when the tourists would come from the big cities for a couple of weeks to look at our trees.
Lake Placid was close to us though - very close - only about three and a half hours away! And the whole world was looking at Lake Placid - my little corner of the world. I knew this was the case because Jim McKay and the folks with ABC's "Wide World of Sports" told me so every day and night
I asked my dad (over waffles with maple syrup) to take me over to the Games - knowing that there was no way he'd go for it. "Too far." "Too expensive." "Not enough time." Those were the answers I got all to all of my pleading.
Still, he loved watching the Games too. And my mom even got caught up in Olympic fever herself.