22 July 2012

'Signs' The Summer Olympics Are Coming

Posted By Happy Homemaker

Road closure signs are sprouting up around Surrey
for the upcoming Summer Olympic cycling races

These gorgeous 'tree tunnels' are typical in this area

Many Olympic cyclists who will ride these roads are in the Tour de France now

The Olympics start next week - you know I'll show you what I see :)
Stay tuned :)

- photo by me -

More Summer Olympics posts:
Olympic Beach Volleyball
A Day At The Olympic Park
London Dressed For The Olympics 
Behind The Scenes: An Olympic Opening Ceremony Performer 
Summer Olympics: I Just Can't Get Enough 
The Summer Olympic Games Begin 
The Olympic Torch 
Let The Games Begin: An Olympic Tour in 2011


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a beautiful road to travel! Not much longer before it all begins. Have a great day. Tammy


Did you get tickets for any events?

greenthumb said...

Hope you have lots of fun.

Sunray Gardens said...

Hope everything comes off as planned.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Happy Homemaker UK said...

We did - beach volleyball and track & field. We'll walk over to watch the cycling road race too :) Yea!

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful place to ride! i'd not want it to be a race, though. :)

Denise said...

Hi Laura,

Wow, those tree tunnels are sooo pretty; I bet you love living in Surrey! Coincidentally, we've been watching the Tour De France at our house -- all three weeks. We record the morning coverage on our DVR and watch it in the evening after work. I love the scenery and all the bright, colorful flags from every nation and region. I'm thinking it may be the closest we get to visiting France, as it's so expensive to travel internationally right now (and such a hassle).

Of course, we'll be watching the Olympics coverage, too. I can't wait to see the shots of London, and I'll be watching your blog for coverage with the personal "Laura" touch. :) I'm going to do a post, or series of posts about our England trip sometime this summer, Laura. I'd love for you to read it since you're an American living over there. I loved our trip and took so many pictures. I thought this summer would be a good time to do the posts because of the Olympics and the return of Downton Abbey in September.

Hope all is well with you and your family.


Denise at Forest Manor

Pondside said...

Please watch out for our Island boy - Ryder Hesjedal - he grew up in our rural neighbourhood and developed those efficient lungs riding up and down our hills. If you see him, please shout (or maybe your kids might make a sign?....) 'Go Ryder! The Highlands love you!'

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love your comment - yes, I'd love to just ride with a cruiser bike and a big basket filled with freshly picked wildflowers :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Hi Denise, I'd love to read your post - will you drop me a line to let me know it is live? I don't want to miss it :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

That's so cool! We'll keep an eye out for your boy ;)

Grammy Goodwill said...

I can't wait to see your pictures!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a beautiful road. It must be very exciting in England now...I remeber when the Olympics were held nearby in Los Angeles ~ so much fun!

Michelle said...

How exciting! I love watching the Olympics, especially the diving & gymnastics.

Emily said...

The kids and I call them "tree tunnels" too (here in the Southern States)! And we break open the sun roof whenever we pass by!

Older Mum said...

Fab picture .... I love roads like these .... its all,quite literally, hotting up for the games this Friday!

Theresa said...

I can't wait to see your pics of the Olympics! I would love to live in the UK. I've visited twice and am ready for another longer visit.
Keep the pics and stories coming!

Pet said...

I won't miss your blog for nothing. You are our official Olympics reporter!
Btw I can not imagine a more magic setting for a cycling event that the Surrey narrow roads!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Reminds me of where we used to live. :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Lovely photo - my mum lives in Surrey and she says she hears fighter jets patrolling the skies - yikes!
Mary x

Privet and Holly said...

Beautiful pic and I hope
the roads will be that sunny
and dry for the cyclists!
Looking forward to tuning
in....LOVE the Olympics!

xo Suzanne

Kate and Russ said...

Have you seen the bicycles decorated in flowers on the roundabouts? I thought of you when I saw them!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Aww, thanks Pet!

Salim Reza said...

Hopefully those with tickets this year will have a better view thanks to them being moved to the middle.
Such a shame that Silverston had all that purpose built and didn’t into consideration the view the fans would have.