Take 2 — London Calling
Olympic spirit and a stroke of luck lead the way to men's rowing
Everyone thought I was crazy for traveling two hours by subway, train, bus and foot to watch my old roommate compete in the men's four rowing event ... without a ticket! So of course I had to wake up this morning and give it the "old college try." With the Olympic spirit in your heart and your grandma's Fourth of July sweater on you back, how could you loose?
Here is my day in photos:
This is the Paddington Station. I took this photo so if I didn't get in I would have at least seen something kind of cool.
Here is the Irish family that had an extra ticket! It's easy to be friendly with large groups of strangers when you are wearing such an awesome sweater.
This is my new best friend and ticket benefactor Clodagh Grealy, right, from Ireland. We had front row seats on the finish line!
My buddy Scott Gault, right, and USA men's four killed it! They had a huge lead for most of the race and finished first in their heat. Scott rowed for the University of Washington.
And while I was at Eton Dorney, my husband Wenzel was holding the torch with our daughter Alta while wearing some super sweet gloves.
*Photos courtesy of Selina Shearer