Monday, August 15, 2011

President Obama in Cannon Falls and Zumbrota MN

This is an update from my earlier posting this morning.... 

I can not believe that President Obama stopped in Cannon Falls, MN today at 10:30am AND then went to Zumbrota, MN to start of his 3 state bus tour.  My grandmother lived in Cannon Falls for over 25 years after they sold their farm in Randolph.  I still have a number of relatives in Cannon Falls.  I hope my Aunt Mary went down there to ask the President some tough questions! :-)

Below is from the Duluth News Tribune:

CANNON FALLS, Minn. – President Barack Obama will visit a Cannon Falls park Monday for what the White House calls a town hall meeting.

The White House Thursday night confirmed the event, which will begin at 11:45 a.m. Free tickets are available to the public beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cannon Falls City Hall, 918 River Road.

Tickets will be limited to two per person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The exact format of the Obama event was not announced, but it is part of a three-state bus tour during which he plans to discuss the economy.
It will be at Lower Hannah's Bend Park.

He THEN goes to Zumbrota Minnesota where my other grandparents lived for some pie.  I have lots of relatives in Zumbrota.  He went to the SAME restaurant I took my Aunt Mary, Uncle Marvin and Aunt Evie for lunch about three years ago.  Unbelievable....

Below is from the blog Obama Foodarama

Rural Bus Tour: Between Minnesota & Iowa, a treat stop and a meet n' greet with school kids...

"On Monday afternoon, after his first town hall of the day and lunch with veterans in Cannon Falls, MN, President Obama stopped his huge, black armored tour bus in the storybook town of Zumbrota, which has just a little more than 3,000 residents. Pie was required for the 114-mile drive to the day's second town hall, across state lines in Decorah, Iowa. The President, accompanied by bodyman Reggie Love, disembarked at the Coffee Mill Restaurant, a cafe in the tiny downtown, and ordered five different kinds of pie. The Eater in Chief is a pie fanatic: Pies are served at every White House holiday, and three kinds were on offer at his 50th birthday shindig, too."