Police have been patrolling Cardiff Bay as part of the massive security operation surrounding the Nato summit in nearby Newport.
Angus Raffle, 8, says his surprise meeting with the President at Stonehenge was "awesome". His mother says she "squealed like a teenager".
The language has been ramped up at this Nato summit, yet caution appears the order of the day after the mistakes of recent history.
The US President's motorcade pulled up at the school with his black stretch limousine bearing a Welsh flag for the first time in history.