Crabtree: From Gangneung Village in Pyeongchang

WRAL's David Crabtree landed in South Korea ahead of the Olympics.

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The Weather Channel app says it’s 26 outside. The sun is shining. Yet, there IS the wind, constant from the north at 12-15, gusting to 25 to 30, giving us a wind chill of 16. Of course, these are the Winter Games, and the IOC could not have selected a better place. While we haven’t seen much of South Korea yet, what we have seen in stunning.

"We" are my colleague and co-anchor Kathryn Brown, and photographers Jamie Munden and Richard Adkins. Our quartet is here for the duration of the games. Total travel time between Friday morning’s departure from RDU to our quarters near Pyeongchang: 28 hours. We are fourteen hours ahead of our families and friends and viewers in Raleigh. (Yes, we will be watching the Super Bowl tomorrow... Monday morning at 8:00!)

Blue skies and sunshine where we are. A dusting of snow this morning. Snow everywhere in the mountains, but at our location it, so far, is dry. Security is tight. People are friendly, and this place is so clean you could have a picnic without the blanket.

Watch for our reports on WRAL-TV every evening beginning Wednesday. We’ll be live at 5:00, 6:00, the Olympic Zone at 7:30 and our 11:00 news on WRAL-TV. I’ll also be posting daily on WRAL.com and Facebook.

We’ve got some great stories to tell. Come on along for the ride!


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