Locals react to vice presidential visit

Published: Sep. 1, 2018 at 9:48 PM EDT
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Chris Dalley is one of the many people who spend their days on Lake Hortonia. He says it is a quiet getaway, but recently, there has been a lot of commotion.

"I am always on this lake. I have never seen it as crazy as it is today," Dalley said.

Police and Secret Service filled the waters and roads around the small Vermont Lake as Vice President Mike Pence is in the area for a visit this weekend.

Dalley is not one for politics but has spent some time out on the water trying to get a look at the vice president.

"He wants a camp," Dalley said. "That is what I hear anyway."

Greg Nutcher's house sits right beside the line of Secret Service cars. He was speechless when he found out Vice President Pence will be his neighbor for the weekend

"Having a vice president literally next door to my house, vacationing, the same time I am vacationing, I am really proud to be here next to him," Nutcher said.

That is not Suzanne Young's reaction. She kayaked the lake Saturday, holding signs to show disapproval of the Trump administration.

"I am not doing this so much as a protest I see it as an opportunity to speak my mind," Young said.

Opinions aside, everyone we spoke to says having the vice president in their own backyards is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"I just think it’s cool," said Dalley. "How often do you get a vice president or a president come to where you live in stay?"

The vice president is expected to stay on the lake until Sunday when he will make his way back up to Burlington to leave on Air Force Two.

A surprise visitor showed up at the Notch this past week. Here the veep in the Summer White House.

Posted by Calvin Coolidge Foundation on Saturday, September 1, 2018