In the metaphor that is the Road to Sochi, I'm entering the city limits. It feels amazing to be here. So different from Vancouver, yet so much the same! Some of my first impressions:
-The volunteers are SO helpful. From helping with luggage to directing us where we need to be, they are always there. Even just smiling and saying hello, they make the atmosphere fantastic.
-The food is good. I have to admit, having been to Russia before, I was prepared for some very foreign food. But the organizing committee has taken their job seriously in welcoming the world, so the dining hall is filled with all kinds of different cuisine. On top of that, the US Olympic Committee has stocked our chalet with enough peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, applesauce and fruit leather (among other things) to feed an army. So if the apocalypse comes at some point during the next three weeks, we'll be all set up here in the Endurance Village!
|No going hungry here. Thanks USOC!|
|View of the range. Welcome to the Olympics!!|
Also...for any of you who were excited to hear about this from last year:
They've fixed the issue. Much better!