London was indeed ready for the 2012 summer games. From sports venues to crowd control, everything was in order for the mass of humanity that arrived in London from all over the world. This is not to say that we did not encounter some delays getting from venue to venue, but it all seemed to move along smoothly. To have 70,000 volunteers on hand to greet us seemed an impossible task, but they did it. Every where we went, the Brits greeted us with a smile and told us they were glad we came. The volunteers were not just at the Olympic sites but at the train stations and intersections, landmarks and parks and just about anywhere a tourist might need a hand. It was worth almost a year of vacation planning for us and we only wish we could have stayed a little while longer. We are pleased to share just a few of the many pictures we brought home.
The closing ceremonies will give you a heavy dose of Beatles music, of course. Appropriately, in my opinion, a small group of volunteers, representing the tens of thousands were presented flowers by medal winning athletes. The finale rocks, literally.
LINK: Official London 2012 closing ceremoney photo gallery as well as links to all galleries can be found on the London site.