After leaving Parliament Hill, the President made an unscehduled stop in Ottawa's Byward market, sparking pandemonium among the afternoon shoopers.
He stopped at the Oxxo Silk Market. He emerged with a keychain that he purchased with Canadian currency, telling Ann Compton, "I was looking for a key chain and a snow globe for my daughters." He said he was continuing a tradition started during the campaign, picking up memorobilia at every stop.
Shoppers crowded his every move, snapping pictures. Obama then said he was looking for a Beaver Tail, a famed local pastry. He entered Le Moulin de Provence and announced he wanted Canadian cookies. The baker, from the South of France, obliged with Maple Leaf cookies, according to the pool report provided by an American reporter accompanying the president.
"I figure I'd get some points from may daughters," Obama said. The baker refused his cash -- don't know if they were loonies. "It's for your daughters," he said. "It's not for you."
As he emerged from the market, a woman waited for him with the Beaver Tail. He took it, posed for some pictures, then ducked back into his limo.