Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Youth Olympic Games (travel day)

We made it to Munich this morning. Here are Paddy and Heather in their USST gear. We had a large group of US athletes and coaches on the same flight from Chicago and they were waiting for us with 2 big buses to drive us down to Innsbruck.
This is the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games. There are athletes from all over the world who will compete in nordic, alpine, snowboard, luge, bobsled, figure skating, speed skating, hockey and curling. Teams are small, the US was only allowed to bring 2 x-c athletes. Paddy and Heather were chosen because they were the #1 ranked skiers (YOB '94-'95) in the US at the end of last season.
The other bus filled up so we got one pretty much to ourselves :)
Shortly after leaving Innsbruck we got a glimpse of the alps.
After a little climbing, we drove through some snowy towns.
Another bus picture. It was a beautiful day and we had a spectacular drive.
When we arrived in Innsbruck, we went through security and got our credentials. Your credentials let you do everything from get into the Olympic village, to eating, watching events etc... ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CREDENTIALS.
Above is a picture of my bedroom. Simple, but clean. What is really special is the view from my window... seen below :)
Not bad eh?

We will go up to Seefeld to ski tomorrow. We drove through on our way down and it looks perfect. Stay tuned for daily updates!

1 comment:

The Winter Term Girls! said...

We know that Paddy and Heather will do awesome!

Good luck guys!

-Pippin, Katharine, Helena and Alex