Manchester, Vermont resident Courtney Weir writes of this week’s experience: “We waved our flags, cheered, and chanted ‘U-S-A, U-S-A’ until we were hoarse. It was all a set up for the official kick off to the Winter Games with the torch passed by Trista and Ryan. There was a deluge of confetti and cheering. Then as if on cue, the wind picked up and rain was imminent. Just as I was being to lose feeling in my feet, filming wrapped and the Hollywood fantasy was over.” ALSO: Meet Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr’s 29 bachelorettes.