Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts (CNN) – What happens when rumors of a Presidential visit start to swirl on Martha's Vineyard?
We found out on Wednesday morning in the small town of Vineyard Haven, when rumors started flying that someone important, possibly the President himself, would be stopping by Sweet E's Cupcake Shop. Almost immediately people started gathering to get a possible glimpse of the island's most famous vacationer.
Before the cupcake store even opened, United States Secret Service agents were spotted nearby checking out the scene, and by old-fashioned word-of-mouth, locals and vacationers heard President Obama might stop by.
Crowds gathered outside the shop and on the streets and by afternoon, when word came that the President's motorcade was on the move, hundreds of people had lined Main Street.
Some were sitting on the roofs of their cars to get the best view. Local police came in to try to control the traffic and the crowds. But more and more people gathered and there was still no sign of the President or any of his family. Finally, as news came that he wasn't coming to Vineyard Haven, some of the crowd was disappointed, but one local woman said "On a day like today- a rainy day- if this is what happens, it's exciting."
President Obama and first lady Michelle and their two daughters Malia and Sasha ended up going to lunch in Oak Bluffs, a nearby town with their friends: Valerie Jarrett, the Whitakers and the Walkers, among others. When asked how they were doing, Michelle Obama replied, "Drying off… finally."
The President eventually made it to Vineyard Haven but skipped the cupcake shop and headed straight for a round of golf at the Mink Meadows Golf Club, about two miles away from all the commotion.