Today was full of adventure!
While stopping by the office this morning to do some reorganizing, the parking attendant mentioned that President Obama was supposed to be in town within an hour or two. After debating whether I should listen to President Obama speak or watch my high school friend (Clayton) model for the first time at Bloomingdale’s, I decided to try to do both.
You can check out the exact livestream of my day by going to my twitter feed.
Ultimately, I was able to do a little of both. Check out Clayton Hottinger Modeling below.
Afterwards, I ran to the top of the Mall of America parking lot (which was practically full for a reason I was unable to determine) and was the first person to tweet about Air Force One coming in for a landing. It was interesting to see the sheer number of cop cars around the U of M and the airport today. There wer at least 15 cop cars near the Highway 62 and 77 interchange along the flightpath.
Interestingly, the @FMCNL twitter account seemed to have up-to-the-second information on Air Force One’s whereabouts. It seemed to know exactly which fighters were protecting it, which Air Force One it was, which frequencies they were using to communicate, when they activated the no-flight-zone, etc. Really interesting.
Anyways, I was able to race back before the motorcade shut down 35W and planted myself and the University Avenue exit off of 35W. Below is the video I took:
and after waiting around for an hour, I took the video as they left
don’t forget to watch Pawlenty’s welcome video for Obama as well. it is hilarious.