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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2012, 07:58:19 AM »
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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2012, 08:15:35 AM »
Didn't there use to be an OLYMPIC BEER? This event would probably suit most of us.  :D
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« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2012, 09:05:01 AM »
One of the many things I've come to love about London is that there is minimal tipping.  Restaurants add an "optional" 12.5% to your bill as a service charge.  We did witness one customer ask to have it decreased, so you can haggle if you think your service has been poor.  For taxis, just round up to the closest pound.  However, after you get into a cab and tell the driver where you're going, ask for the price right then.  Many local cabs have no meter, so you can get sticker shock when you arrive at your destination if a price has not been previously discussed.

Men's basketball late this evening.

Don't they still make Olympia beer out in Washington state?
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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2012, 10:55:10 AM »
Doc, looks and sounds like a fun time, even if no fishing.  Has anyone (there) commented on your FF hat?
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« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2012, 08:52:45 PM »
Well, yes and no, fishpharmer.....

My hat may seem a little out of it's neighborhood over here, but you should see the crazy outfits people dress in to attend these events.  I've seen 3-piece sequin Union Jack suits, the statue of Liberty, and some of the wildest colored and spiked wigs you can imagine.  So, except for a guy in line for lunch, no one has commented, because, compared to others, I am quite tame.   I am excluding, however, my wife and children who think that pictures of me in the FF hat at the Olympics just verifies my seat on the crazy train.

Basketball tonight.  US men blasted Nigeria in what could not be called a game.  Also saw GB lose by 1 point to Spain.  Good time.  I may have a ticket for track cycling tomorrow, in addition to track and field in the evening.
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« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2012, 09:10:17 PM »
This one has been doing the rounds on social media here.



Anyone that wins any medal is pretty much a National Hero here, and a chance to poke some fun at the Aussies.

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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2012, 10:45:47 PM »
Don't they still make Olympia beer out in Washington state?

Sadly,no.

Olympia Beer was a very popular regional brand in the Pacific Northwest for half of a century. It eventually expanded nationwide, repositioned as a low-price lager. During the 1970s, Olympia acquired Hamm's and Lone Star. Olympia Brewing also produced Buckhorn Beer which had previously been a product of the Lone Star Brewing Company. The beer declined increasingly in sales when the president of the brewery was caught engaging in a homosexual act, and was therefore publicly outed in the early 1980s. The Schmidt family, which owned and operated the brewery and company, elected to sell the company in 1982. Olympia was subsequently purchased by G. Heileman Brewing Company in 1983. G. Heileman Brewing Company was sold to Stroh Brewery Company in 1996. In 1999, Pabst Brewing Company bought most of the Stroh Brewery Company brands including Olympia Beer.

Pabst still owns the Olympia label, and beer marketed under the Olympia Beer name continues to be manufactured by MillerCoors at a plant in Irwindale, California.


PS.  Have you tried the beer in London?
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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2012, 02:39:34 AM »
 :D I didn't know that  8) and yes any medal is a Honor and a accomplishment at this event !
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« Reply #68 on: August 03, 2012, 03:30:58 AM »
Yep, tried several different ales and bitters in the pubs.  I am actually getting used to drinking their beer warm!  Most pubs offer a nice selection of international beers that are cold on tap.  The classic British ales are kept in kegs in the cellar, and use a long-handle non-pressurized pump system to pull them up to ground level.

I do have a ticket to go to the velodrome this afternoon for track bicycle racing, along with the beginning of track and field, which they call "athletics", tonight.  Then it's home to the US tomorrow afternoon.
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« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2012, 02:39:57 PM »
Our lil town has been geared up for weeks.  Morgan Uceny is a favorite in the womens 1500 m track event.  All of the store fronts are painted and the Mayor is dedicating a street in her name!

 
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« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2012, 07:12:24 PM »
It was really nice to see our local girl, Gabby, win the all-around in gymnastics. All over the local media here.
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« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2012, 08:49:55 PM »
Two Alpena High School alumni are coaching at the Olympics this year. The Detroit news had this article recently.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120728/OPINION03/207280325/Gymnastics-coaches-go-from-Alpena-London?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

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« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2012, 09:54:35 PM »
Just watched Missy Franklin win the Gold in the 200 M backstroke for the USA! AND a new world record by more than a second, too! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2012, 04:55:08 AM »
Had great seats for the velodrome track cycling yesterday afternoon. The British mens pursuit team and their women's specialist won gold, to the tumultuous roar of the crown. An unbelieveabl scene.  Was at the opening night of track and field last pm.  Stadium was absolutely full, loud and participatory.  Saw some great performances.

We fly home today, to my disappointment.  This went by so fast, I feel like we just got here.  London was a perfect site for the Olympics.  The weather was cool, with only a hint of rain, and the "tube" subway system works better than anything I've ever seen.  The people were nice, understanding of those from a different culture......if only they drove on the right side of the road!  Crossing the street can get dangerous!  Best family vacation ever, IMO.
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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #74 on: August 04, 2012, 11:56:02 AM »
Thanks for taking us along Doc, this has been fun to read and that most definitely has to have been the trip of a lifetime!

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« Reply #75 on: August 05, 2012, 09:31:08 AM »
From one embarassing dad (me) that wears a forestry forum hat on vacations to another (doc), thanks for taking time to share the vacation with us.   8) 8)
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« Reply #76 on: August 05, 2012, 10:58:45 AM »
I know home movies of your neighbor's vacations can get boring, so I appreciate any who were interested in this epic family jaunt.  Got home last night.  I'm a TV watcher from this point further.  All safe and sound with great memories.  Rio in 2016?????
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« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2012, 07:51:11 AM »
The US swimmers have been awesome.  The performance by the Chinese swimmer in the 1500 meters was amazing.  What about the South African that is a double amputee that is running in the 400 meters?  Incredible.  The Olympics celebrate the best in life.
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Re: Olympic Summer Games
« Reply #78 on: August 07, 2012, 09:30:15 PM »
What a downer...thought Doc would stick around for women's 'beach volly ball' comp. i watched until I commented how scantily-clad the girls were in their tiny bikinis, got wife's attention...game over. :-X


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