Monday, February 15, 2010

Wow, this Is just the beginning

Original Date of Posting: February 10, 210

Day one. Is this day one? Oh man, we can hardly believe it. Already so much has happened, yet we haven't even begun. We've met so many people. Names swirl around our minds along with the fondness attached to them.

After the initial sinking in of the fact that we're here, we were immediately thrown into meetings, interviews and the Samsung Mobile Explorer experience. We've met so many individuals with their own story to tell. So many perspectives and experiences thrown into one place. We suppose this is what the Olympic Games are all about.

After getting settled into our hotel room, we met with the other USA Samsung Mobile Explorers. It seems we're all in the same boat. So grateful and excited for the experience, yet uncertain of what lies ahead. What are we going to do? What are we going to see? The only thing that is certain at this point is that we need to keep our eyes and ears open for everything.

Yellow jackets emblazoned with Samsung logos swarmed into the ballroom of the hotel with curiosities abounding as the evening rolled on. We sipped on blue Vancouver punch as multiple faces took to the stage. Not to brag, but Ethan Newberry did a great job representing the USA Mobile Explorers, and we thoroughly enjoyed, to say the very least, the other countries as they took the stage.

We laughed along with Kyle from Korea as he prompted the claps, high fived with the Canadians and enjoyed the personalized messages and the amazing video from team China. But certainly, let's not forget Arthur taking the stage to give us his best rendition of Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean."

So many memories made already, and it's only the first night. What lies ahead of us? Well, we don't really know, but judging from tonight we will not be disappointed.

For now, we will be hitting the maps to get acclimated to Vancouver, uploading photos to share all we've seen so far and preparing the best we can for what tomorrow brings. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come.

On a side note: We got Canadians to admit that our bacon is far superior. Just sayin'.

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