Did you ever wonder what those medal-winning green bouquets looked like up close?
There were four extras at the last day of bobsleigh competition, just in case there was a tie for one of the medal positions. And since there wasn't.... Rob brought one home.
There's a pretty cool story behind the bouquets, too - just one of the many creative ways ordinary people found to leverage the Games legacy for social benefit.
So there seems to be a general consensus that continuing to blather on about the Olympics is a good thing. Thanks so much for all the feedback - I especially like Joan's idea, for all of you who didn't quite finish your Olympic knitting. How about we say the Games aren't technically over until I'm done telling stories?
The Village is considerably quieter this morning, although some of the infrastructure and extra personnel will stay in place for the Paralympics later this month. As the kids headed back to school and the locals began to resume our regular lives, we all agreed on two things: best party ever, massive post-Olympic exhaustion. The entire town looks hung-over, from the grocery store clerks to the school teachers - needless to say, it was a pretty low-key day for the kids.
For my own part, I had planned to dive right back into a full work schedule, but I've got a serious brain fog going on (spent most of the day with my hoodie on inside out.) I think it's going to take a few days to get up to speed!