When I pulled up this morning however, a bunch of news trucks were parked outside the gate (Channel 4, 7 & 9, plus several others) with their tall, telescoping antennas. And there were folks stopping & checking everybody entering.
"What's going on?" I asked. "Why the news trucks?"
"The President's coming," said the lady who stopped my car.
"Obama?" I asked.
Been having ultra-realistic dreams about our new Prez (where I'm hanging out with him), and had one just last night .. so it felt kinda weird that he was coming to the same place I was going. (Haven't been there in a year.) Coincidental. Might share these dreams another time. So far tho, I've only told the Dog.
Anyway, after we parked, as we were entering the park area, here came 6 Secret Services dudes (actually 5 guys and 1 girl), walking out, crossed right in front of us (touchable distance), walking 2-by-2. Very sharply dressed. The real Men-in-Black. Here in the laid-back OC, they stood out .. (waay out).
None of them were very big. I kinda expect people protecting the president to be 6-4, 250 lbs. In fact, they all looked kinda scrawny, if ya ask me. I mean, they certainly didn't look scary. If I didn't know better, I might've thought I could take all 6 of 'em. =)
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Soon as we arrived, the Bug had to pee. So we headed over to the restrooms. Right outside, parked on the grass were 4 trucks, with 4 people getting out their dogs. These guys were dressed all in black, too, and wore black flack-vests with big letters on the back that said "US Secret Service Canine Unit."
These dogs were gorgeous, tho their owners didn't not look nearly as nice the Men-in-Black. They looked kinda mean, actually.
Heard Obama is landing in Long Beach airport at 3, scheduled to speak at 4. All tickets gone. Gonna talk about the economy. Q&A session to follow.
Again, weird that I been having these dreams. And not just any dreams, but super-realistic ones. Stuff I would normally never imagine in a million years. And it's not like I've been paying much attention to him. Heck, I didn't even know he was coming to my home town. I don't think about him while I'm awake, so I don't understand where the dreams are coming from.
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