I am so going to London in 2012 to watch the Olympics (at least, the marathon; that's really the only event I'm particularly interested in).
I don't know why I never thought about this before... but a few weeks ago, when I was in Spokane for Bloomsday (where I talked to Kathrine Switzer about the London Marathon), it came to me out of the blue—I could go to London for the Olympics. I should go to London for the Olympics. I will go to London for the Olympics!
Hopefully the exchange rate will stabilize (I mean improve—it's quite stable, just high!) by then.
I wonder when I could start bugging my favorite London Hotel about reservations? Obviously, I have to wait until I have enough extra money to make a deposit (if that is something they would want). (See, also, hoping the exchange rate will improve.)
Perhaps if I am able to go to England for the Bath Half Marathon next spring, I can look into it then. (I am going for the Bath Half, if I can get a spot.)
It's good to have dreams. Some runners dream of running in the Olympic marathon, or at least the London Marathon—I just want a hotel room!