Well that last post was a little lacking, I think. I didn't even try to convey the excitement of being a part of the whole Olympic experience, the excitement of seeing the best in the world compete, the excitement of scoring a pair of the Team Canada mittens that were the must-have, absolutely HOT item! All it took was one wave of an athlete's hand during the televised Opening Ceremony, and all of North America wanted The Mittens. We arrived in Vancouver in the afternoon and headed for Robson Square, where there was all kinds of entertainment, all day, every day. We were watching an interview of a downhill ski racer on the big screens when I noticed that the woman next to me had the coveted items. I very quietly leaned over and asked where she got them. In an even quieter voice, she said "the 5th floor" and pointed at the big department store 2 blocks away. "Go straight past the Olympic display on the 1st floor and take the elevator. They are back in the corner of the 5th floor." I felt like I was some kind of operative, receiving clandestine information. We slipped away, followed her directions and were rewarded. Ta-Da!