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Our Olympics, part 2

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Dawn, Aug 13, 2012.

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    Friday 10th August and another earlyish train into London. It was again a busy train but Steven found a seat in the luggage rack.

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    We had tickets for an afternoon event so decided to spend a couple of hours at Hyde Park at the BT live site. We joined the crowds walking to the entrance.

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    Even Steven had to be scanned. I got told off for taking this photo.

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    We checked out everything there and had an ice cream.

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    Then Steven tried his hand at Swingball.

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    Soon it was time to hop on the Underground and then we were allowed to walk in the road.

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    We're heading to Earls Court.

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    For the volleyball!

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    Men's semi final time. Bulgaria in red and Russia in white.

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    Court sweepers.

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    And time for action.

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    Bulgarians and empty seats

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    The excitement got too much for Team GB

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    More empty seats, this time in the expensive section. Grrrr!

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    After two hours it was over with Russia the worthy winners.

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    Then it was time to start the trek home. The handy thing about having lived in London and spent a lot of time there is that I knew we didn't need to queue with the other 15,000 people leaving the arena to try and get into Earls Court underground station. A short stroll away, via a 24 Tesco for cold drinks and we are in Kensington High Street (very posh). Soon we're back at Victoria and on our way home. Amazing day...again
     
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    I saw this game!! I like watching how "in synch" the court sweepers were!! Another great day it seems!
     
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