When I heard Governor Chris Christie was coming to my favorite diner,The Nevada Diner in Bloomfield, N.J, I had to go, especialy with my penchant for meeting celebrities and seeing the governor of my state up close. I’ve always loved the Nevada Diner for their friendly and amiable staff, warm atmosphere and excellent cuisine so Chris Christie coming there was an added bonus. He was scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m. so anticipating a large crowd I decided to get there early.
I arrived at 11:45 a.m. and was surprised to still see some parking spaces. I went in and said I was here for the Christie event thinking I had to sign in somewhere, but the hostess graciously said for me to relax and have a seat and take my time. I sat at the counter and had an excellent breakfast of waffles, bacon and hot tea.
At about 12:45 a very nice fellow came in and sat next to me. We had a most interesting, cordial and fun chat as we compared famous celebrities we’ve encountered, favorite movie lines and various politicians. He told me he saw Christie once before in a town hall meeting in a town somewhere down Rt.287.
At about 2:30 Christie arrived in his huge campaign bus. His wife was the first to come in and she walked up to me and my friend at the counter and introduced herself. I found her to be very smiling and charming and outgoing. I said to her, “You must be Mrs. Christie” and she replied smiling, “Yes I’m Mrs. Governor.” We both laughed and I asked her if she would pose for a picture with me and she immediately graciously obliged. I have found in situations like this if you want a picture with a celebrity you have to act fast and be polite for best results. Following her the Governor came in. He shook hands with everyone and signed autographs for anyone who offered and there were many. He also posed for pics with anyone who wanted to. I noticed he appeared a little weary and tired and rightly so. He must have been up early campaigning in similar stops, shaking hands, signing autographs and posing for pictures which can get very exhausting indeed. I heard him say to a few people, “It’s all part of the job.” I was able to get his attention and asked politely if he’d pose for a pic with me and he politely obliged. I snapped a few more pictures of him outside the diner and his bus. After about 15minutes he left and continued on his campaign journey once again. There were about two hundred people attending many with Christie posters. It was a great day for all.