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The continuing saga of an 8-year-old at her first Olympics

February 24, 2010 |  1:18 pm

Hannah-wearing-a-fursey Hannah-and-heidi Last night I went out for pizza and then we walked down Robson Street to see all the street scene stuff going on. There were a lot of things going on at once.

I saw these two guys selling Olympic pins, glasses and a Fursey jacket that he said cost $999. I tried on the jacket and a pair of glasses it was warm and soft. They gave me some Olympic pins and we bought one that has the United States flag and Canada’s flag, it is pretty cool.

Along the walk we saw this world map that the Sears store put up on a wall and they give you a pin to stick on the map to show where you live, I put mine right on San Dimas, Calif., in the United States.

All day and night the streets of downtown Vancouver are filled with people walking around and having fun. I met this nice girl Heidi, she is from Vancouver and is in college, we became friends and hung out walked around together and talked about Vancouver, she knew a lot. We ate caramel apples together from this great chocolate candy store.

 There were many things to do for free but you have to wait in lines and it is cold outside, Heidi went to a store and bought some gloves for both of us to help keep us warm because I left mine at the hotel. One of the free things we did was have our picture taken at a photo booth where they put your picture on a front page of a fake newspaper.

Everyone I have met in Vancouver has been nice and polite and very helpful, I would love to come back for another visit, but next time I will bring my dog Lucy, she would love it here.

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-- Hannah Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada