Friday, July 27, 2012

Aberdeen 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Celebration

On June 11, 2012, the Olympic torch came through Aberdeen on it's way to London. It was carried by 8,000 torchbearers over 8,000 miles; there were 8,000 torches stopping in 1,000 cities, towns, and villages al in 70 days. Our city of Aberdeen was one of them! We were so excited to be a part of Olympic History! 

The torch coming through the city center of Aberdeen 
Olympic Torch Relay map
This one is a close up to help you see the city we live in -Aberdeen. It's on the North Eastern Side of Scotland.
Quite the crowd gathered on Union Street, right down the middle of the City Center!
Kind of a dark night, but not raining, so that was nice!
There was a Coke Truck handing out free soda in tin bottles (which were very cold in your hand on a chilly night;) but were absolutely delicious! They even said, 2012 Olypmics!
Tim with his coke bottle
Me with mine -yummy coke zero!
Yeaaaaaaahh, we let the kids have a sip. After all, we were going to be  up late that night ;)

Seriously though, how cute is that?! Do you see Maddy trying to grab it out of her hands ;)

The highlight of the night for me was the Bagpipe Rock Band that played. They were so fun! I posted a little video of them here on facebook playing and the girls dancing :)
They gave out ribbons that the girls danced around with most of the night ;)

Maddy cheering on Tim's shoulders!
Haha- I love how excited she got!
Rose and I enjoying the festivities!
And our sweet girls after a long night ready for bed! Fun was had by all and memories that will last a lifetime :)

1 comment:

Jessica Gardner said...

That is so cool! I love those kind of things!