The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Olympic History for me!!!

WOW!! Thats all I can say! I dont usually get too excited over the Olympics or professional sports but today is very different. In our little small town of Stewiacke Nova Scotia the Olympic relay passed thru this morning. It was so very exciting.

A little History....Stewiake's *claim to fame* is being the halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator. We also have a replica of a Mastodon,known as Marvin, here and there were mastodon bones unearthed in a local gypsum mine a few years ago. The bones went to the natural history museum and a replica was build here and named Mastodon ridge park. The pic is the torches *kissing* in front of Marvin.
The other pic is me with a young girl who ran with the torch as well. Each runner goes only about 300 meters and they light the next torch from theirs. If they want to keep the torch they have to pay for it...about $400! But who wouldnt want it?? Think of the history and memories to pass down for generations to come!!

So that was my start to the day! No Prim stuff to share but a wonderful memory! Have a great day everyone!



  1. How very neat to see something like that. It will be a great memory. Have a good day.

  2. Wow Holli, how exciting to see that! I got your pkg. shipped off, hopefully it will arrive safely in the regular mail, please do let me know when you get it :)

  3. Sounds like your day started off really interesting! Thank you for the history lesson Sis! How's Dave feeling this morning?