|Published:||Sep 29, 2012 2:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 30, 2012 2:13 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Vice President Joe Biden stopped at Mel's Diner in Fort Myers for breakfast Saturday morning.
It was a surprise visit, ahead of his campaign stop at a south Lee County park.
The manager was informed just before his arrival that the Vice President would be coming in for breakfast.
He had a cup of coffee and visited with restaurant patrons. He also took pictures with the staff.
The Vice President had a lengthy conversation with Mike Gresh and his grand-daughter.
Gresh says he enjoyed the conversation. "I thought he came across very well, likable person. I told him it was a good possibility that I would be voting for him."
He says the two talked about family, the military, and immigration. The Vice President asked Gresh if he had any questions for him as well.
He also gave Gresh a Vice Presidential coin.
General Manager at Mel's Diner Bill Malstrom says, "it was interesting. We've had a few political parties, people over the years tell us they are going to stop by and they never do. This is the first time it's actually happened, it's pretty cool."
He says the secret service took the reign at the restaurant, and the Vice President's visit lasted about 40 minutes.
"He was a likable guy, you could never tell that he was VP," he says. "It made us feel good as a local business, the VP chose us out of everyone in this area. We feel kinda special."