Chicago Marks Site of Obamas' First Smooch

Granite boulder with a plaque placed at spot
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2012 5:58 PM CDT

Maybe this makes up for their kiss cam miscue: Visitors to Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood can now visit the exact spot where Barack Obama and Michelle shared their first kiss in 1989, reports the Tribune. The marker is kind of hard to miss, considering it's a 3,000-pound boulder, complete with a plaque featuring an image of the first couple and a quote from the president:

  • "On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate."
(Read more Michelle Obama stories.)

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