I am back from Boston, with more tales and holidays snaps, but those must wait. I have to share one experience, though: shortly after I landed at Midway Airport, a group of people with balloons and American flags were waiting outside the security barrier—waiting for someone who shared my name:
Quite a coincidence! It turns out that Kendall Coyne was a forward on the U.S. National women’s hockey team that won a silver medal in Sochi, and was also on the team that won the world championship in Switzerland in 2011.
I waited around to see who he/she was (I had no idea until I just looked up the name), and she finally showed up to loud applause and a local news team:
The star forward was tiny, and looked about 12 years old, but she’s really 21 (still so young!) According to Wikipedia, she’s 5’2″ (1.57 m) and weighs 130 pounds (59 kg). At least I got to see what is probably the only Coyne to ever win an Olympic medal. Congrats to her and her team!