Where’s PJ Visiting

 

Let’s start “Where’s PJ Wednesday”. The first location to ponder is honor of the upcoming Olympics.  PJ’s Junket has lead him to a previous Olympic city with many venues.  Can you guess the Primary City and/or the 2 venue locations.  A pic a day will be provided so that everyone can be certain of where we are.  So, Where is PJ the Purple Elephant?  PJ will actually show up in some of these pics.  If you don’t want a Hint or the answer yet don’t scroll past the first pic.

What Olympic Host City is PJ the Purple Elephant Visting?

Which Olympic Venue has this Cauldron and that will give you a clue. Can you see PJ in the this pic?

 

Hint 2:

When I was there in June there was still snow on the ground, So this was a Winter Olympic venue.   Any thoughts?

Snow at...

There still snow in June

 

 

Hint 3:   The Skis were Alan Airborn’s and Clint Jones’ signed by Eddy the Eagle.  They were displayed in Squatters Restaurant in this Venue village.  The Figure skate were not labeled with a mane and the speed skates were Eric Hayden’s.  Is this any help?  It may be to some and you always need to eat, right?

Ski displayed at a Restaurant in this Olympic Venue

 

Hint 4:  This is the Ski Map of the Local Venue.   Do you know this Olympic venue? If so, do you know the Central Olympic City?

Ski Map

This is the Ski Map of the satellite venue. Do you know this venue?

 

Hint 5:  The ski jump at Olympic Park.  Does any one remember which Olympics had this logo?

Ski Jump at Olympic Park

Does anyone recognize this Olympic Logo for this event?

 

 

Hint 6:  OK, here comes a great hint. Park City, UT has this nice park setup as an Olympic reminder.  They have banners marking the various Olympic sites.  Can you tell me the year of the Olympics and the main city?

Banner at Park City Olympic park

This is a great Olympic park in Park City,UT

 

 

The Answer is:  Salt Lake City, UT, 2002, Olympic Games and Park City, UT Venue.

I visited after the 10 year anniversary, so there is still a pretty good representation of events and venues.  It is, however, difficult to find memorabilia.   The store Olympic Spirit was shown on my iPhone, but at 7:00 pm on a Sunday during the off season, I’m thinking, it wasn’t open.  I did not verify if Olympic Spirit was still in business, but I’m hopeful.  Before that, I had arrived at the Ski Jump 5 minutes later than the 6:00 pm closing time.  I was not alone, a couple other cars drove up while I was there, but make sure you check the times.

The pic below is a shot of Cauldron Park at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

http://www.stadium.utah.edu/venue_facts/cauldron.html

It has a nice museum and I truly enjoyed the experience.

2002 Salt Lake Olympic Cauldron Park

2002 Salt Lake Olympic Cauldron Park