Coast Guard boats. Men in dark glasses driving SUVs. Pasty reporters, drinking up the sunlight with notepads in hand.
The signs pointed to just one thing: Mitt Romney, the most famous summer resident of Wolfeboro, N.H., and the presumed GOP nominee for president, was in town.
And so as the members of the Romney clan gathered over the weekend to start their annual vacation -- 30 people total, including all five sons and 18 grandchildren, ensconced at the multimillion-dollar lakefront compound by Saturday night -- the town that bills itself as "the oldest summer resort in America" began wondering just what a Romney presidency could mean for their sleepy way of life.
"We hope we can stay as low-profile as possible," said son Josh Romney.
NEW YORK TIMES