Pleasanton Weekly

Cover Story - February 5, 2010

Take Us Along ... to the Olympics

Readers bring the Weekly on winter escapes

If you own a television, you're not immune to the barrage of promos for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which gets under way next Friday.

Beginning Feb. 12, led by opening ceremonies that will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m., millions of people will get their viewing pleasure of such sports as curling, snowboarding, skiing, ski jumping, bobsled racing, ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating through Feb. 28. This is the third time the Olympic games have been held in Canada -- Montreal (summer 1976) and Calgary (winter 1988) preceded Vancouver.

Some Pleasanton residents got a head start on the games (see our cover photo). Marrying in Whistler, Canada, where many of the skiing events will be held during the Olympics were Kyle and Samantha Messersmith. They were joined by Samantha's parents Leslie and Larry Rusca, and the Ruscas' other daughter Sarah and her husband Ryan Wimber.

And to honor the Winter Games, let's take a look at some other cold climate excursions where Pleasantonians also took the Weekly.

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