President Barack Obama took off from Palm Springs International Airport at 1:48 p.m.
Dozens of people lined up along the fence around the airport to try to catch a glimpse of the President as he boarded Air Force One.
“I was here for about three hours so I was very close, but then they told me to leave, the area was restricted, so we had to go over here which is fine but I wish I was closer,” said Angela Glatfelter of Palm Springs.
“He’s the leader of our nation so to be able to see him in person and for our kids to be able to see him it’s very important,” said Kimberly Smith who brought her 11-year-old daughter.
“Last time we went to the same spot, but I didn’t bring my binoculars so I couldn’t see him, so I just hope to see him this time,” say Makayla Smith.
Some junior journalists were with the White House press pool today. Three children with Kids Scoop Media were rubbing elbows with professionals journalists.
“I thought it was really cool, I haven’t done much politics, but it was neat to see him wave at us,” said 10-year-old Cyrus Brekh.
“I thought it was really cool, it’s not just any plane, it’s the presidents plane,” said 10-year-old Gabriela Nogeera.
“I’m actually glad I did this because I might not ever get to see him again,” says Adriana Brady.