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Michelle Obama and Family Return to Central Virginia

August 12, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama and one of her daughters toured Monticello on Thursday afternoon. A motorcade that drove to Thomas Jefferson's Albemarle County home was spotted by CBS19 crews.

Earlier in the day, the first family visited "A Moment in Time" restaurant in Page County.

Workers say Michelle Obama ate a cheeseburger, and loved every bite. They say she was very pleasant and down to earth.

No pictures were taken because Secret Service officers confiscated cameras and cellular phones.

"When she walked in she was a normal person. It was kind of nice, she was really sweet and she just kind of interacted with me like a normal person," said Kate Raeburn, who waited on the Obamas.

"We didn't know it, but the Secret Service was here Saturday and Monday. The head of the detachment who was with her said the food and the service were excellent, and that's why they came back," said restaurant owner John Thomas.

After lunch, the first family toured Luray Caverns in Page County. According to a spokesperson at Luray, this is the first time a first family has made a repeat visit to a location.

The motorcade was spotted departing from Monticello shortly after 5pm Thursday.

This was the second visit to the area for Mrs. Obama. She and her daughters had the same itinerary in July 2009. During that trip they stopped at Arch's Frozen Yogurt on the UVa corner for some dessert.


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