Olympic Torch Relay...

  1. Tonight the olympic torch made it's way through my city & there was a relay through town & quite a celebration, with cauldron lighting and fireworks when it finally made it downtown...it was absolutely beautiful.

    Has anyone else got to see it? If you get the chance to see it on it's way-do.

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to bear the cold weather, but it was worth it...got me in the mood for the games!
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   kewlnurse
    Saw it on New Years's eve at the end of my street, It was awesome.
  4. by   babynurselsa
    That is cool it won't be my way for a bit yet. I did see a news story where the glass globes for the torches were made by a master glass blower just a few miles up the road from me in bartlesville. that is just a few miles from my old hometown also.
  5. by   NurseDennie
    It came through Nashville a while ago - Pretty cool!!


  6. by   deespoohbear
    I live just south of Ft. Wayne, near Berne. Been following the story on the local news! It has been very interesting.
  7. by   RNforLongTime
    One of the nurses at my hospital got to be a torch carrier. She was nominated by her husband who wrote an essay to the Coca Cola company and she won. She said it was awesome. She got a beautiful jogging suit and a hat and gloves plus she got to keep the Torch that she carried.
  8. by   mc40421
    My husband and I got up early to see the torch go through our area and it was worth every second. We live near the Delaware River in Pennsylvania and a historical park where George Washington and his soldiers crossed the river in battle. Every year on Christmas Day there's a reenactment of that time, so this year on the weekend before Christmas they had the Olympic torch go through there. It was brought to the park by truck with a State Police escort and lights and sirens announcing the arrival. The first runner ran along the canal towpath to the longboat where it was handed over to the second runner. She boarded the longboat with the people dressed as the soldiers and George Washington and stood in the bow holding the torch high as they rowed across the water to New Jersey. On the other side it was given to the third runner who ran along the canal on that side. My husband and I were so close we could have reached out and touched it! I can't begin to describe all of the emotions I felt as I witnessed the whole event, but I can say it brought me to tears and even now I get choked up thinking about it. All I can say is that if it comes through an area where you are you should make every effort to go see it.