The Olympics open in London today. It’s an exciting day for people around the world.
I admit that I don’t tune into many of the events - but I still find it all rather thrilling.
As a boy, I was lucky enough to attend the Olympics in Los Angeles. My father took me to the closing ceremony. I honestly don’t recall too much of it – as I fell asleep amidst the excitement of the night’s festivities. Keep in mind that I was just a wee little boy in 1984. From what I have heard it was a fun night.
I remember getting a T-shirt (that I kept for years) and stamps for my collection (yes, I collected stamps).
I called my father (who reads my blog) yesterday and we reminisced about the night. It’s a memory that we’ll always share. It’s funny how certain events trigger memories and thoughts. Like I said, I don’t really remember much - but I do remember being there and falling asleep! I can only imagine how much my ticket cost. Perhaps my falling asleep is why I still hear about it to this day…
Do you have any special Olympic memories? Will you be watching this summer?
Have a great weekend!