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1:26pm

Fri February 7, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside

Former Aspenite Bart Garton in Sochi

Bart Garton

2/4/14 - I’m finally on track with my bio clock to sit down and write a bit.  The jet lag actually hasn’t been that bad, as I bravely decided to not have any beers on the 9 hour plane ride to Frankfurt (though they were free, and on Lufthansa the free beer is Warsteiner).  Instead, I took a few power naps and did brain puzzles instead of watching any new release movie I wanted on the plane’s individual video-on-demand system…amazing.  After a 3 hour layover in Frankfurt, the next flight was really nice: half full, with extremely friendly supermodel flight attendants.

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9:51am

Fri February 7, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside

Getting Closer to Sochi

Ruthie Brown

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

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10:25am

Thu February 6, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside

Sochi via Istanbul - Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia

Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey
Ruthie Brown

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

We ran into our friend Joan from Aspen at the blue masque. She volunteered at the Vancouver Olympics and is helping guide one of her clients around Sochi and will attend the Alpine events. Amazing that in such a huge city we would run into an Aspen friend.

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3:14pm

Wed February 5, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside

Sochi via Istanbul

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

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2:46pm

Tue February 4, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside

The View from Sochi - Simi Hamilton Arrives

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

Simi flew in this morning from Munich to Sochi and sent us this photo so we could checkout our accommodations for the next few weeks. Palm trees and all.

And he sent this view of the mountains.

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