Thursday 11th of August 2011 06:22 AM
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.
Never mind that there were no ice skating rinks within two hours of our Pratt County farm. A girl could dream, couldn't she?
The Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, was one of the stops along the way during our recent trip to Idaho.
The park was the site for the 2002 Winter Olympics' bobsled, skeleton, luge and Nordic ski-jumping events. Summer doesn't mean that athletes are taking a vacation from training for the 2014 Winter Olympics.