This last week has been wonderful! It makes me sad that our time here is coming to an end. Since my last post, I have seen USA's women's Ice Hockey team win a bronze medal, watched the preliminary round of women's freestyle aerial skiing, watched a Czech Republic vs. Slovakia Men's Ice Hockey game, slept a little and I have done a bunch of sightseeing.
The bronze medal game was my second US women's game, and I enjoyed the second more than the first. I had never watched ice hockey before, and now I would like to see some more! A lot of the players come into the Guest Pass office and they are ALWAYS so friendly. I am now a big fan!
Round two of the freestyle aerial skiing went a lot better than the first. We got there so early we basically got to see the competition twice because of all the practice runs! That was so amazing to see in person. With all those twists and turns and flips I would surely get lost in the air before I crashed to the snow. Attending that event really reminded me how talented all of the Olympic athletes are.
The men's ice hockey game was a lot of fun. The stands were packed full of crazy people with painted faces, loud noise makers, and large flags. It was so much fun to be there. I just wish one of the teams meant something to me so that I could have been as excited as everyone else seemed to be.
I did get some much needed extra sleep one morning this week, but that night and the next day it was go go go again. Lauren, Nicole and I woke up early two mornings ago and did a lot of exploring down by the river. We visited some churches with gorgeous architecture, and went to the one on the hill where I could see the whole city. I couldn't stop taking pictures because the view was so breathtaking. I promise to visit the internet cafe tomorrow where I will be able to post some of those pictures. It was fun to stand up there and pick out the many different places throughout the city that we had already visited. I could even see the Olympic flame and the giant bridge that links the Olympic village and the biggest mall I have ever been into.
Tonight after work a lot of us from the Guest Pass Center are going to dinner to spend some time together before we all go our seperate ways. I'm looking forward to that! Also, tomorrow one of my best friends from high school who is studying abroad in Rome right now is coming to visit me for the day. I am hoping to show her around the city center before I go to work where I get to show her around the village.
That means all day Sunday we will finish packing, cleaning the arpartment and then we will leave for the airport in Milan to begin the adventure home. See you all soon!