Although west London will have the Olympic flame and torch relay later this week, work and other commitments preclude from being able to attend. So, the Budman and I took the tube 1 hour and 15 minutes one way to east London to catch a glimpse of the torch...and on a perfectly sunny London Sunday morning. The sunshine just seems to bode well for things to come...
Our timing was perfect! We exited the Becontree tube station and positioned ourselves along the course just 10 minutes before the torch came down the street. Pretty exciting if I am totally honest.
The actual torchbearer and Olympic flame were preceded by a few corporate sponsors shiny vans and floats, including Coke, Samsung, and Lloyds Bank, as well as the Olympic Torch Relay bus (yes, there is in fact such a thing). And then the flame appeared.....and was past us in less than 30 seconds.
All told, we were there less that 15 minutes in total. Was the 2 hour, 30 minute round trip tube ride worth it?
I can now say that the London 2012 Summer Oympiad officially open for the Hachie Gal.