Thursday, January 4, 2007

Winter wonderland

Sideline chatter at the US men's training included details about Landon Donovan's New Year's Eve wedding at a Santa Barbara resort. Apparently, there was a snow theme designed to mimic Prague, in the Czech Republic, where Bianca and Landon first truly fell in love in December of 2003. They weren't in Prague for any romantic getaway, though. Bianca's brother Andre had been hit by a train there, and the family was maintaining a vigil by his bedside as he fought a potentially deadly infection. Landon had helped the grief-stricken family by arranging to get them to Prague as soon as possible, traveling himself to the country to be with them and support them through the crisis. Andre survived. Three years later, Bianca and Landon got married. The snow was fake, but I'm betting the love is real.