FW: POOL Report #4 -- stop #2 (ice cream pops) + book list , and LID

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From: Alexis Simendinger [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2015 2:05 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO
Cc: WHCA POOL
Subject: POOL Report #4 -- stop #2 (ice cream pops) + book list , and LID

POTUS, and daughters Malia and Sasha, arrived at Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market and Cafe in NW DC, to order ice cream popsicles.  This was stop #2 for Small Business Saturday.

POOL was allowed in after POTUS spent some minutes in the cafe.

Obama, after conferring with his daughters and discussing flavor choices with Manager Benjamin Thoen behind the counter, chose a strawberry version.

Employees in the cafe, per WH:

-Asha Hardy
-Sable Daniel

-Benjamin Thoen (manager)

Total bill: $9.00. President paid cash from a money-clip of bills and pronounced the frozen treats "the highlight of Small Business Saturday."

He talked to Thorn about his business and learned there is a second store, which the president suggested qualified as a small business "franchise."

His daughters began savoring their own pops on the spot. The president, wearing a dark collarless, pullover shirt, athletic shoes and windbreaker, waved to bystanders on the sidewalk as he returned to his vehicle, saying "Happy holidays, everybody."

Motorcade was back at the WH by 1:43 pm.

Travel/photo lid called at 1:46 pm.

2015 book purchases from Upshur Street Books,  per WH:

"Purity: A Novel" by Jonathan Franzen
"Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel" by Salman Rushdie
"Elske: A Novel of the Kingdom" by Cynthia Voigt "On Fortune's Wheel" by Cynthia Voigt
"Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom" by Cynthia Voigt "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8" by Jeff Kinney "Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life" by Rachel Renée Russell

Alexis Simendinger
RealClearPolitics
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