By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Cue the Olympic Fanfare. The Olympic torch was in my hand! It took me back to the days when our family living room became an imaginary skating rink as my sisters and I mimicked the Olympic skaters as they leaped and twirled their way toward the medal stands.
Cradled by the Wasatch Mountains, the Olympic Park has a 750,000-gallon freestyle training pool into which skiers and snowboarders hurl themselves all summer long. I wouldn't have wanted to do a belly-flop after all those tuck and flip maneuvers!
Best of all, it was free. It was like watching Wide World of Sports in the comfort of your living room ... with the added benefit of a cool mountain breeze.
We also watched competitors leap from the ski jumps and land on turf. We decided it was a sport for tall, thin people. Darn, that took us out of the equation!
We didn't opt for the ziplines or the comet bobsled lines. They weren't free, after all. (Yeah, right .. that's the reason we didn't do it!)
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