You can see here in this picture that the racer blurred because she went so fast. I wonder how they control those sleds at that speed. It must be very hard! How do they even get to that speed? I'd love to ask one of the luge athletes some of those questions if I ever meet one!
Today the event we were supposed to go to was cancelled so we decided to go to the top of Whistler Mountain. It took 25 minutes to get to the top of the mountain via the gondola lift. We saw the Olympic symbol and took a picture of it.
The symbol is an inukshuk, a traditional stone sculpture used by Canada's Inuit people. The symbol means generosity, hope and friendship, which is why they chose it for the Olympics. A picture of the symbol on Whistler Mountain is above. Below is a picture of the Peak to Peak Gondola which we took from Whistler Mountain to Blackomb Mountain and back.
The ride was 2.73 miles (4.4 kilometers) long and the highest point above the ground was 1,427 feet (435 meters). It was scary because it was 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) between the two towers that were farthest apart. We were so high up that we were above the clouds.