President Barack Obama arrived in Weston Monday night to cheers and waves from well-wishers and camera flashes from spectators as his motorcade traveled down Boston Post Road toward a home on Winsor Way.
at the intersection of Boston Post Road and Wellesley Street, where Winsor Way begins, after 5 p.m. on June 25, waiting for a glimpse of the president's motorcade. The crowd grew from a dozen people to more than 60 as the evening wore on.
Traffic was stopped on Rte. 20 for several minutes around 8:45 p.m. as the motorcade traveled west toward 38 Winsor Way,
Sindhu Sreedhar, 16, Shalina Sreedhar, 15, and Madison Stanwich, 17, all of Weston, stood for several hours, holding signs that read "We love Obama" and waving to passing cars.
"We want to see him (Obama), hopefully," Sindhu Sreedhar, said, while Stanwich added, "we really like Obama."
Obama's motorcade passed by without stopping, traveling up Winsor Way to its destination at the Krupp home. Guests had arrived earlier in the night on buses. Tickets to the dinner cost $17,900, or $35,800 per couple.