On our trip home from Adelaide we were delighted to find a surprise gold, silver and bronze lining in our day. Upon arrival at the airport we were not happy to discover that there was no plane waiting for us to travel home on. With the recent rain and bad weather we had to wait for a plane to arrive for us to fly on. This held us up for around an hour and a half. Now normally I would not be so upset about this but on that day we needed to have a flight on time as we were meeting our oldest daughter Chelsea at the airport, at a scheduled time to pick her up as she was travelling home from a school trip to Melbourne.
I was beginning to get worried that we would not be able to meet her in time and eventually knew that we would have to organise other arrangements when the time started to drag on. By the time the plane arrived, I was not feeling much love towards the airline or the weather in putting us out so much. I was not in a bad mood, just sad that we did not get to meet our daughter, who I was missing terribly and really wanted to see at the airport.
So you can imagine our delight when we discovered that we were on the same flight with a group of Australian Olympian athletes. Legends even! They were travelling to different places around Australia for the parades that were taking place in each state to celebrate the achievements and medals they had won. Matt and I were also delighted to be sitting in the same section of the plane that they were all seated in. How awesome!
Much to our excitement, the athletes passed around a gold, silver and bronze medal for people to look at and feel. The first thing I can tell you when you hold as Olympic medal is that it is a real surprise just how heavy the medals are. They are quite large and solid. They are also very beautiful.
Gold and silver medals.
I really, really wanted to get a picture with Anna but when she got off the plane she was welcomed by friends and I did not want to interrupt the big hug session that was happening so I just followed and stalked her instead :) So after the experience of having our plane delayed it was just such a surprised to have find a silver lining and the opportunity to hold a gold, silver and bronze medal. How many people can say that!