Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Presidential Mororcade Shuts Down South Bound New Jersey Turnpike
While returning back home yesterday, four of my immediate family members were driving different vehicles from the Bronx down the New Jersey Turnpike. After we passed the Newark Airport we decided to make a pit stop at one of the rest areas. When we came out to get back into our vehicles to continue down the Turnpike, no one was allowed to re enter to roadway. One State Trooper said that President Obama was coming through and another one said it was Vice President.
The first thing I did was to grab my camera and head over to the roadway to snap some pictures. However, Secret Service in the SUV in the first picture hit reverse and started flying back towards me and demanded I get back into my car or I'd be arrested. A second Officer, (a State Trooper) also came by and stated to everyone to get back into your vehicles.
Well, you know me, I'm very hard of hearing and I was able to snap off the above pictures. I called a friend of mine with ABC to inform them of what was going on and they couldn't believe it, nor could I. However, the pictures do not lie.
The biggest thing that concerned me was, why the Ambulance. Did something happen to one of the two and the World didn't know about it?
Over the next few hours on the road, I stayed in contact with my friend from ABC and no one could confirm this ever happened. As soon as I got home I forwarded these pictures over to them and I have yet to hear back from anyone as to what the heck was going on. This created a HUGE traffic jam throughout the rest of our trip back.
Why didn't they use a Helicopter, like the ones above hovering over the motorcade. If it was a drill, talk about a HUGE waste of money! Something was going on and no one knows about it. Well, now they do. Always in the right place at the right time, eh!