Courtney and Lauren’s Olympic Journal: Grouse Mountain & Live City

Courtney and Lauren explore Grouse Mountain and Live City for this next journal entry. I also have some exciting news! Tomorrow, Friday, February 26, from 10:30-11:30am we are celebrating the Winter Olympics at the Museum & Theatre. Join us for some imaginative figure skating, silly racing, a long jump and an awards ceremony. Lauren and her mother will be attending the event, so you can ask them more questions about their Olympic adventure! We hope to see you tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy this entry:

Skyride going up Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

On Friday we went to Grouse Mountain and we went on a cable car called the Skyride.  It was fun and creepy at the same time.  It went very high all the way up to the top of Grouse Mountain.  It was fun exploring there.  We saw skiers, snowboarders and hockey players.  We saw the place where the Today Show is filming while in Vancouver for the Olympics.  We took a picture of ourselves by the fireplace that we have seen on the Today Show.  We saw an ice carver too.  We watched a movie called Born to Fly and another one about the bears on Grouse Mountain called Bear Paws.

Lauren and Courtney in front of the Today Show fireplace

It was a very interesting story about bears that live on the mountain. I learned about  bears hibernation and about how they rehabilitate bears in British Columbia.  Lauren couldn’t say British Columbia so she called it Bridgets Clumbia. We thought that was very funny.  We also saw Timberwolves that live on the mountain.  The view from the top was very pretty.  Mom said it was breathtaking.  It was the highest place I had ever been to except flying on a plane.

Live City

On Saturday we went to the Live City in downtown Vancouver.

Courtney and Lauren with the Coca-Cola bear

The highlight was the Coca Cola Pavilion which had a bar that looked like ice that served Coca Colas, a Polar Bear swim game, pictures with the torch and Coke Bear and lots of lights and sounds.  They had all the torches from other Olympics to look at as well as all the old Cola bottles.  They had a recycling station to teach kids about recycling too.  My favorite part of that pavilion was getting my picture with the real Coke bear.

Courtney and Lauren with sled dogs

We also saw real sled dogs outside the Samsung  pavilion.  One was named Opal and I got to pet her and also get my picture taken with the pretend sled with the mascots on it. We also played computers in the Acer Pavilion and took our picture with Quatchi Miga and Muk Muk in the Panasonic Pavilion.  We listened to music and we watched some of the skiing on the big screen outside.  It was a beautiful day.  The weather has been very warm…not like winter at all, more like spring.