But enough about logistics . . . let's talk about the matches. We had excellent seats for two mens'and two womens' matches. No Team USA in this session but Great Britain did play in the final match. They (men) played against the very strong Brazilian team and even though they were defeated rather easily, it was fun to experience the strong support for the local team. The announcer for the games engaged with the crowd to keep things lively. We even had a visit from Prince Albert of Monaco (a former Olympian himself) who commented about his experience. All in all - very good matches.
Today completes our 'early round' of events. We have tennis on Saturday so the rest of the week will be devoted to other tourist activities. I will be bringing you comments on other Olympic stories during the week, though. There's more to being part of the Olympics than just attending events, and I'd like to share more about the whole experience.
An example of such an experience was the reaction to my new Union Jack stadium jacket. I bought it on a lark en route to pick up our Olympic tickets. At separate times during our event today, I had two British women (volunteer staff for London 2012) come up to me and tell me how they loved my jacket. Since alot of people dress patriotically, I took that as a nice compliment. I am attaching a photo to show how British I look.
Well, our pedometer indicates we're averaging about 8 miles of walking per day. Today I ate an ice cream bar with 10 grams of fat in it. I didn't care. :)
More updates to come!