As the Obama Express steams into DC, Kodiak just keeps on clicking. Lucky for us, he isn't too cold or too busy setting iphone video game records to share. Enjoy.
_ This is where the Obama family lives when in the Windy City. Security is fierce and constant even when Mr.Obama isn't in town. As one neighbor remarked, "I certainly feel safer but also don't forget things anymore when leaving for work in the morning. You can't just run back into your house real quick when the Secret Service needs to screen you every time."_
_ Check the new uniforms at the Medici Bakery on 57th Street in Hyde Park. If you ever go, the Garbage Burger will change your life._
_ Bulletin board at the Medici Bakery. You gotta love accidental art_
_ The lunch line at Valoi's Cafeteria, a comfort food paradise on the south side of Chicago that our new President and his family frequent when not getting fed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue_
_ Valoi's from the outside. Note the hungry looking 44th President eying some delicious chicken pot pie from high in the sky._
] This private train car was bringing up the rear of the Obama Express on the way to Washington DC. Filled with big spender and well-connected Obama supporters, the luxurious caboose remained off limits to us despite our best efforts to gain access. At one point, accidentally busting in on them during a dinner that put our flat iron steaks to shame, we were escorted back to our train by a less than happy host.
_ Check the following sequence of vastly different views from our window during a 20-minute stretch in the middle of Pennsylvania. Straight up- this is America._