BOSTON, Mass. (CBS/WBZ) -- Aly Raisman, the most decorated U.S. gymnast at the Olympics is back home. The 18-year-old won two gold medals and one bronze in London.
After spending some time with her teammates in New York City, she landed in Boston late Wednesday afternoon.
The pride of Needham got some hugs from friends at Logan, while confessing her new-found fame got her a better seat on the plane.
Raisman says, "Somebody let me sit in first class, they traded seats with me, that was really nice, so it's little things like that that mean a lot."
The media spotlight has been white hot on Aly Raisman since she captained her team to Olympic Gold in gymnastics and then secured an individual gold and bronze.
She made several national media appearances in New York Tuesday and the paparazzi tagged along. Aly's mom Lynn Raisman says, "I don't think she realizes it, you know. I don't ... yet, because she is still like, oh, it's so weird, everyone's following us wherever we go, on side streets and stuff. Yeah, she's not really, I don't think she gets it yet."
What Aly does get though is that folks want to see her medals, even at Logan, and after a lifetime of grueling workouts and sacrifice, she is happy to oblige. Aly says, "They're really heavy and I carry them in my backpack, and I check them all the time to make sure they're still there 'cause i don't want anyone to take them."
With yet another news briefing under her belt, Aly headed for the limo and a Needham police escort, ready to take her home. Its special treatment that still makes her feel a bit awkward. She says, "I just got home like one second ago, so ..."
She will only be home for about a week before embarking on a 40 city national tour with her gold medal teammates.