KANSAS CITY, Missouri-- First Lady Michelle Obama made a stop in Kansas City Monday. Her first order of business? Talking to military families.
Everyone we talked to called Mrs. Obama "personable, real and down to earth."
The Rydzel family was the first to greet the First Lady.
"She is a big supporter of the military and their families," Staff Sgt. Ian Rydzel said. "It's nice to see there's somebody out there looking out for our families while we're gone."
His wife agrees.
"Her main concern when I was walking with her was she said, 'Now you guys are doing ok right?'" said Krissondra Rydzel.
Rydzel and her husband talked with the First Lady about military life and education. But their four year old son Declan had a different question. He wanted to know what snacks Mrs. Obama had on the plane. Her answer? Popcorn, bagels and candy.
Sgt. 1st Class Damon Eyerly says he couldn't believe how "real" the First Lady is.
"She's a regular person," Everly said. "She's just like any other soccer mom you'd see in America which is kind of impressive, interesting unexpected."
Something else unexpected that everyone mentioned after meeting the First Lady. "She is really tall!"
After leaving the airport, Mrs. Obama spoke at a Democratic National Committee luncheon at the Jazz Museum. People who heard that speech say the First Lady was dynamic while focusing on her husband's accomplishments.
Pamela Goodwin says the speech was about what they have strived to do and what we need to do in order to get this country where we need it to be.
Then the First Lady was off to St. Louis for another speech. President Barack Obama is expected back in Missouri this May to attend a graduation in Joplin.