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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Banner Yet Waves In Hyde Park

It was beyond bedtime when we started over to Hyde Park last night. BT London Live is an all day and late into the night Olympic festival of sorts. Food, games, and most importantly, lots of big screens tuned to the Games. We took a blanket and cheered just like we do every evening, but among lots and lots of friends.

Hyde Park is what Big Brother has called, "our biggest front yard EVER" and it indeed makes up for living in a flat. It has to. We need space to run and play. To kick a ball, to have a proper picnic.

We cheered Team USA among fans from South Africa, Brazil, Russia, Spain, and of course, lots of British. Those fans didn't have Baby Sister shouting, "USA! USA! USA!" Even when we didn't have a competitor on the screen.

We have reason to be in the park most every day. Today we're headed back for marathon swimming and maybe we'll be back for the big screens and more cheering tonight. We might just go in our pajamas.

I'm already hearing talk about a parade for the British Olympians. There is hope that the fun will continue. It has to. We've never known life in London without fanfare so we're going to keep cheering as long as we can. Even if it is way beyond our bedtimes.


  1. Looks like so much fun! I think we need to head out there tonight. USA! USA! USA!

  2. So so much fun! Wishing that was our front yard! Love the family picture and all the happiness!