Obama arrives in State College

UNIVERSITY PARK - Sen. Barack Obama accompanied by Sen. Bob Casey arrived at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.

With Secret Service agents posted around their bus, Casey got off first and then Obama, wearing a suit and waving to bystanders who shouted out greetings.

Two women on the sidewalk in front of the hotel got his attention, and Obama waved them past the Secret Service agent. Each posed with Obama while the other snapped a cell phone photo.

Obama then continued into the lobby and got onto an elevator with Casey, as a lobby full of well wishers cheered him on. The Obama campaign has taken an entire floor of the Penn Stater.

Obama is scheduled to appear at a rally that starts at 11:30 a.m. today on Old Main lawn on the Penn State campus.

Prior to arriving in State College, Obama has worked his way east from Pittsburgh, visiting Greensburg, Johnstown and Altoona.