Photo Friday: Welcome Home President Obama

Welcome Home Obama
Welcome Home Obama

When I visited Chicago this summer for BlogHer and TBEX, I was surprised to see this sign in a neighboring hotel. I had ducked into the hotel lobby to nurse and play with baby Eilan, but I ended up enjoying the opportunity to chat with various local people who had been instrumental in the early Obama campaign and were now gathered to welcome him back to Chicago as the President.

We were gone long before the President arrived, but I think this is a great example of the interesting experiences that I often have when the kids force me to slow down and chat with the people around me instead of rushing off to the next destination.

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  1. Carolina on September 17, 2009 at 9:07 p.m.

    Those sidetracked moments are the most memorable. Cool story.

  2. jessiev on September 17, 2009 at 9:09 p.m.

    what a lovely sign - and a great sense of community!

  3. Sarah V. on September 17, 2009 at 9:40 p.m.

    We were just in Chicago a few weeks ago...what a wonderful city!

    We ate dinner at Harry Caray's and I asked the waiter if Obama had been a regular patron. Apparently he ate there once and "seemed like a nice guy."

  4. Dominique on September 18, 2009 at 6:17 a.m.

    Following a sign because we're curious often results in the best, and most interesting, experiences! I love "accidental finds" and writing about them.

  5. Debbie on September 18, 2009 at 2:12 p.m.

    Yes! This was a nice little timeout from the pressure of meeting so many people at BlogHer and feeling like I had to be "on" all the time!

  6. maria on September 18, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.

    Cool story behind a great photo!