Cost of a ticket to the women's bobsleigh final, plus 11 hrs babysitting (at $12/hr): a little over $200 (which is why I could only afford the one event ticket.)
Standing 4 feet away from our girls as they took gold and silver: priceless.
Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown knew good things were afoot when they posted a blistering run in the final heat:
But when the ('til then) second place Erin Pac of the US failed to better it, they collapsed to the floor of the leader's box:
Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, who dominated throughout with incredible driving and unshakeable focus, finished up with the winning run:
Notice the handknit maple leaf hat to the left? That would be me. Had to stand in the near-freezing rain for four hours before race time to secure the spot - no regrets!
I didn't get as many shots of Kaillie and Heather, because they were so busy waving and celebrating after crossing the finish line that they rather neglected the braking and slid waaaaay up the outrun before finally coming to a halt.
The crowd was wild with joy, and the girls were more than willing to share: