Stalking Obama – reprise

by DaniGirl on February 19, 2009 · 4 comments

in Life in Ottawa

I was there! I stood about 10 feet from Barack Obama’s motorcade and I actually SAW HIM!!!! He was waving and smiling to the crowds through the window! It was so unexpected and delightful and CLOSE!!!!

I debated the whole time I was standing there whether to go with still photos or video, and in the end video won out. Quality is not terrific, so you’ll have to take my word for it, but he’s in the second limo (fourth vehicle) that passes.

I found out later that he got OUT OF THE CAR and walked around the Market SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE just steps away from where I stood after I turned and walked the other way. Oh well, I’m more than pleased with my brush with celebrity.

More pix and more story later, gotta get the kids to bed!

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1 Shannon February 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Wow! That is fantastic! We were home all day so I had to watch it on TV. So exciting, I love the sense of community across the city today. You were VERY close!!

2 Susan February 20, 2009 at 6:18 am

Very cool. If I would live near, I totally would have been stalking too!

3 J. February 20, 2009 at 7:54 am

awesome! thanks for sharing your video

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