So it was quite the full few days (and a round trip of over 2400 miles.) I will write more later this week, as I'm still cleaning up after the trip.
But here are a couple photos to show you I'm not making it up. :)
After he came off the ice, we chatted a bit and took a couple photos, and then he asked if we wanted to talk more after he cleaned up, so that's why we were out back of the building. We didn't go back there uninvited. He was so incredibly nice. You might remember that I met him in Minnesota 2 years ago, and he was super nice both times. He remembered me and my husband. :))