Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The President Comes To Fort Myers

President Obama came to our neck of the woods today for a Town Meeting. The Fort Myers area is like the epicenter for foreclosures. Obviously every TV station in the area had live coverage of his arrival, his trip to the Convention Center, his speech, the questions from the audience and his departure. We watched it all until we had to go to Lehigh to pick up a patient for the Wildlife Hospital. Our usual route to get there goes by the airport and we figured this could be a real mess so we went I75. We had no problems but did see a few police cars sitting in the median on Lee Blvd. heading into Lehigh. We picked up our patient and headed back the way we came. All of a sudden traffic came to a dead halt. Luckily we were able to turn around and take an alternate route. We decided to go down Gunnery Rd. (our usual route) which goes right by the airport. We figured we could probably get beyond the airport before he arrived. I guess he beat us because getting close to the airport, I saw a huge plane taking off. It didn't even dawn on me that this was Air Force One until it was quite a ways up in the air. I was able to get a couple of shots but I sure wish I had figured it out when it was taking off. We had an amazing view! Anyway, I didn't get to see the President but I did get to see Air Force One. Cool!!

7 comments:

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I watched his speech on the 'net, while at work,today.Every time I hear him speak,I am happier than ever that I voted for him.

Snowbird said...

Me too Chris! I just grin every time I see him.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I hope that smile means satisfaction that he will help us all get on and up.

gail said...

How cool -- and isn't it amazing to have a president that we would be excited to see?!

Jess said...

That is so cool! I would love to see that airplaine (and the president, too!)

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

He's one amazing man! So glad he's here for us!!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

I don't know... that Obama guy. It's been a month and everything isn't fixed yet!! Get on it, man!