February 20, 2010
On a blue bird day in Vancouver I'm not sure if I've ever seen so many people in my life. The streets are packed, it's impossible to get around in a vehicle and darn near impossible in a bus.
The ride in from Cypress Mountain took about 45 minutes longer to get the last three miles into town.
The only thing I could possibly compare it to is Times Square in New York City. Except every street within about a six block radius is like this.
Down by the Olympic flame there must be 10,000 people all trying to get a glimpse. Near the Main Media Center the crowds are elbow to elbow for at least two blocks.
I suppose the sun brought people out. And for all the negative media coverage — especially from London, the host of the 2012 games — you couldn't tell by the Canadian population. Never thought of them as incredibly proud. But judging from outside, every person in Canada might be in Vancouver.
I can't even imagine what the scene for the U.S.-Canada hockey game will be like tomorrow.