From the pool report on the way to Boone, North Carolina:
The president's bus "pulled off the Interstate and began rolling north through small towns on a four-lane state highway. Curious onlookers lined the roadside in front of gas stations, churches, auto dealerships, and schools, waving and snapping pictures on their phones. Several hundred people gathered in front of Caldwell Community College. A few people waved US flags and held up Obama-Biden campaign signs. But there was more evidence of curiosity than excitement in the crowds. Later, the motorcade began climbing back into the mountains, going for long stretches on a serpentine road with no onlookers at all. In a resort area high in the mountains, lined with hotels and vacation homes, the crowds grew again, though some people held their thumbs down as the motorcade passed. A woman held up a cardboard sign that said, "We Believe, We Voted. Now What?" Next to her was a woman holding an Obama collectible plate."
Upon arrival in Boone, the president dropped into the Mast General Store for some Halloween candy and shook hands with supports at Our Daily Bread Deli and Cafe near Appalachian State University.