Prepare to be astonished. By any standard, the Opening Ceremony in Beijing will surpass any start to any Games in history. The most expensive opening ever was four years ago in Athens, when the Greeks spent a reported $30 million on their torch-lighting rite. The Chinese have surpassed them by a factor of 10. With an estimated $300 million budget, a seemingly never-ending cast of 15,000, and a fireworks display that's rumored to be the biggest in history, the Bird's Nest will redefine Olympic spectacle.

I will be glued to our family room TV to watch to all.

Tomorrow the games begin. Yeah!

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