Maine Makes Presidential Ice Cream to Prep for Obama's Family Vacation
Why is President Barack Obama getting into an electric car? Well, he made a friendly visit to the town of Holland, Michigan yesterday, in order to check in on companies manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles. Although he did fly Air Force One in to Holland's Tulip City Airport, he sadly didn't take time from his busy schedule to go Dutch clog shopping or eat any homemade appelmoes (applesauce) . Like other US cities named for European towns, Holland, MI takes the affiliation a little too seriously and you can bet all of these things are offered.
After Michigan, Obama is back in DC today packing for a weekend trip with his family. They're headed to Mount Desert Island, Maine nearby Bar Harbor. The first family will keep it low-key with hiking in Acadia National Park, some golf at Kebo Valley Golf Club, and loads of quality time.
Even though the Prez is in town, Acadia and their hotelthe Holiday Inn Regencywill stay open to the public. In fact, if your plans take you up into that area this weekend, you will have quite the unique time. Local businesses are rolling out the red carpet for Obama, and even though the chance that he'll drop by is slimmer than a sliver, they'll still be serving up The Obama Burger and Presidential Salad at The Colonel's Restaurant, and Commander-In-Chief Chip ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor.