Update: I Saw Obama!

To update you on my three places to spot Obama, this is what happened:

1. Kotoka Airport

Airforce One came in about three hours after leaving Rome and the G8 meeting, we never knew Europe was so close! I was hanging out with some friends in a bar and when we heard he had landed with Michelle, their daughters and Michelle’s mother (I believe the fact that the whole Obama Family visited Ghana might change the image of Africa in some small way, i.e. Africa is suitable for family vacation) and we headed to the airport area...which was completely closed down. Rumors said they were staying in newest hotel in town Holiday Inn, which was in complete darkness exept for the penthouse…hm.

2. La Polyclinic

BINGO! At about 11.20 am the entourage with numerous shining cars in its motorcade swooshed by. My friend and I had been standing in front of the clinic since about 9. Although it was hot, crowded and the opportunity to view the American president very limited it was so worth it when he finally came by and we were in the smiling, waving and roaring crowd.

3. Viewing the speech with AAAG

Due to traffic out of the city we never made it. In stead we listened to the speech with the taxidriver on his radio on a channel that filled every breathing pause of president Obama with a deep voice saying “Peace FM”. Kind of killed the rhetorics.

I am so pleased! Finished my Obama weekend by dancing to MUSIGA's "After Party". I hope your Obama-weekend was fine too!

Pic: Obama family at the Cape Coast Castle, borrowed from lexpress.fr


Abena said...

*Sigh* I'm so jealous you knew the place to be; La General Hospital!
Congratulations! You were one of the few people in Ghana to actually see Obama...Still very jealous.

Nina said...

Häftigt att se honom.

Miss Footloose said...

Thanks for your post! And about Ghana being safe for a family vacation, that made me laugh, I mean, it never occurred to me to think it wasn't, but then I gave birth in Ghana. I guess it is hard to understand people's misinformed ideas after you've shed your own ;)

Glad you had fun!

PS did you recognize some of the people in my Shopping With The Girls story on my blog??

Miss Footloose

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Thanks for this. I remained indoors throughout scared of traffic, So I only saw him on TV

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! This is awesome and quite exciting! Thanks for sharing :)

Edward: said...

I was fascinated by the casual clothes they wore to the castle. It seemed to say 'we have come home!!!'

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

Thanks for all the comments. Abena - dont be jeallous, I just had a stroke of luck!

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