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30 12 2009

Melanie Ordinary & Kevin Ordinary Holding the 2010 Olympic Torch

Your Eyes are not deceiving you.  That’s the real Olympic Torch.  On December the 28th 2009 I went with my Dad, sister and brother-in-law to go see the torch in Orangeville for my Dad’s Birthday.

My sister had asked us a couple of weeks prior to if we wanted to go see it in Orangeville.  That was the extent of the plan.  Not sure where exactly the route would take the torch through, what sort of celebrations would take place or even having an estimate of how many people would be in attendance, we simply grabbed some Timmies and headed out.  My brother-in-law has an uncle who lives in Orangeville, so on the way up there we decided we would pass by his home, say hello and ask where we should go to see the torch.

Once we reached Orangeville, we could see the route taped off along the main streets.  As we continued to our destination we passed by a park with a huge big screen and a massive crowd beginning to congregate.   We all decided that is where the action must be and where we would surely see the torch.

After a very pleasant and comical visit with family we headed to the park on foot.  Though I had my snowboarding jacket and gloves on, I really underestimated the cold.  In fact, we all did.  It was so freaking cold that my glasses with fog up each time I exhaled.  Seriously.  It was stoopid cold.  Anyways, we all braved through the temperature with the excitement of catching a glimpse of history while dancing, screaming and laughing.  To my sisters disappointment the large crowd foiled my plans to steal the torch and run to the finish line with it once the torch bearer crossed our section.    We still had fun though.

Once the celebrations were over we decided to head over to the Coke promotional truck and pick up some free goodies if anything was left over but we noticed someone carrying the torch right beside the truck and ran over to see if we could entice them to allow us to take a few pics with the torch.  As you can see, were successful in our efforts.  While we missed out on all the freebees, I think we all got a little something better to remember our day with.  Memories of touching and running with the actual 2010 Winter Olympic Torch.

Boo-yah Suckahz.

12-28-2009 Orangville Crowd to see the 2010 Olympic Torch

Orangeville Torch Bearer Running with My 2010 Olympic Torch

Glen Ordinary, Melanie Ordinary, Papa Ordinary & Kevin Ordinary (Also pictured the 2010 Olympic Torch)

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