While President Obama was busy this weekend overseeing the passage of some bill, the First Lady Michelle Obama escaped a tense Washington D.C. by paying a quick visit to New York with her two daughters. Here's what she was up to while the politicians battled it out over health care:
3) Mesa Grill: Yesterday afternoon, the FLOTUS and daughters had brunch at Bobby Flay's Chelsea Southwestern restaurant, Mesa Grill. Flay was in the house as was Next Food Network Star's Bob Tuschman. The street was apparently blocked off with 10 SUVs and 30 secret service men, but the crowds still cheered for her as she exited.
4) Empire State Building: Many tourists were left stranded at the top of the Empire State Building when the Obamas stopped in.
5) Shubert Theater: The three Obamas and a couple of the girls' friends took in a matinee of the new musical Memphis. Per one tweet, the show had to start late because the audience clapped for the first family for so long. They stayed in their seats until the final bows.
6) Magnolia Bakery: Famous cupcakerie Magnolia was shuttered while the Obamas bought some cupcakes after the show.