Thursday, July 3, 2008

Eugene 08

Wow! What an amazing experience. I volunteered at the Olympic Track Trials in Eugene last week. It was great!
Mr. Pant's parents put me up for the days I spent in track town. They were extremely kind and flexible, especially considering the late notice and that we had only met once before. They have a beautiful home in Elmira.
I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday helping at the metal detector. I wanded people, searched bags, and greeted people. The hours were long and my feet got tired, but it was really fun. The other volunteers were so nice.
On Monday I got into Hayward field. It was awesome! I watched a few races in the morning. For the evening races I bought a ticket. WOW! I am so glad I did. The men's 800 finals was the most amazing thing ever! The entire stadium, all 20,000 plus fans, went crazy.
I wish I could have stayed the entire week.


K Schimmy said...

Did you ever get a chance to wand anyone in a really embarrassing place? Did anyone have piercings that set off the wand? Ew.

Secret Squirrel said...

I didn't find any unusual piercings, but many replacement hips, shoulders, and a metal heal (?). Most people were very nice, just a few jerks.