With only one curling draw in the morning we decided to head up the mountain cluster and check out the fun up there. We never made it to the mountains when we were in Sochi so we were extra excited to expand our horizons.
After 90 minute drive, 30 to 40 minutes of which was traffic in the small resort town hosting the games, we found ourselves at the Nation of Villages. This is where slot of the "team houses" are: USA, Switzerland, Austria etc. Because of Marissa's awesomeness we were able to get day passes to the Proctor & Gamble house.
We spent the afternoon and evening resting and relaxing, talking with our friends. The vibe up there was very different than in the costal area. It felt more "Olympic". The P & G house isn't really by the stadium or any sports venue really bout the atmosphere around the plaza was great: we saw Olympians walking around, people were skiing for fun outside. It was great.
Before dinner we headed next door to the Switzerland house for a drink. That place reeked if fondue and raclette; it was glorious. We're going to head back up there in a few days and eat a vat of cheese.
We finished off the night with a tasty dinner back at P&G. We chatted with Janet who runs the P&G promotional dept for sports and entertainment. She was a gracious and generous host livening up our dinner with stories of work at 5 different Olympic Games. Fun fact: this P&G house was the Team USA house in Sochi. The whole concept is a modular building that can get transported anywhere they need to go. It seems to be working well.
Just before closing we made the 90 minute trek back to our villa. Though it was a tough day again for our Swiss friends it was a fun day 2 for us in Korea. We're hoping all our friends have great days tomorrow. We'll be at all three curling draws for another full day.