Ayotte brought along her husband and young son, but she wasn't walking with the Romneys the entire time; instead she was about 50 feet apart at some points, side by side at others. Could that be a bad sign? Well, Ann Romney actually weighed in herself on the search for a running mate saying she's been "given that a lot of thought actually" and a woman is being considered.
"We've been looking at that," Mrs. Romney said in an interview with CBS News that aired Thursday, referring to a female choice. "And I'd love that option as well. So, you know, there's a lot of people that–Mitt is considering right now."
So who's next?
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (think: long-distance running, although he actually likes kayaking) will be in Concord, N.H., on Saturday but despite being close to Wolfeboro neither side are saying yet whether Romney and Portman will have an in-person audition.
Of course the man making the decision isn't giving anything up.
"I can't tell you that," Mitt Romney (beach volleyball, anyone?) told CBS News' Jan Crawford, answering when he will reveal his running-mate. "I have an idea in mind, but that's something I'm keeping– my– close with my team."