Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Carrie Returns after Marching in Closing Ceremonies
Carrie is back in the States after a memorable weekend in Beijing. She stayed in the Olympic Village where she enjoyed the 24 hour cafeteria and mingled with the other athletes. Carrie and her kayaking partner, Maggie Hogan, watched some of the events from the Bird’s Nest and sat in the audience of the platform diving finals.
The girls also did some sight seeing – they visited a Buddhist and Confusist temple and a silk market.
But the highlight of weekend was participating in the closing ceremonies. “The closing ceremonies were amazing,” she said. “It was a rush to walk out into the stadium with the other U.S. athletes. It was cool to see the other people I know from the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.”
Carrie also saw some familiar faces on the plane ride home. “A lot of athletes were on the flight and so was Vince Vaughn. He was very nice,” she said.
Carrie won’t be home for long. She is about to head to Europe to spend time with her boyfriend, a Kayaker on the national Swiss team. After Switzerland Carrie will head to Portugal for an event hosted by her kayak sponsor and then it’s back to school.
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