Here's a dilemma to which we can all relate -- having to change seasonal wardrobes and repack for Hawaii when you've just returned from a grand tour of Europe, and then have only hours for your lady's maid or valet to pack again for a weekend in Aspen or the yacht at the Vineyard. Our always practical and thoughtful First Lady, Moochelle, has found a solution -- one long, extended, taxpayer-paid vacation.
From White House Dossier
With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas’ traditional summer haven, Martha’s Vineyard.
According to the Boston Globe, “Michelle Obama and the children may be on the island for an extended period.” But the president would hardly be suffering by comparison. He may come up on weekends and then stay for two weeks at the end of the summer, the Globe reports.
The White House has not commented on the Obamas’ vacation plans.
The Obamas are said to be eying a house in Farm Neck on the Vineyard. If they land there, the president will have easy access to the lovely Farm Neck Golf Club and Cafe. Here’s the view from the tee on the third hole.
It appears Michelle may be skipping her usual spring excursion overseas, which in the past has included stops at a luxury resort in Spain and in South Africa. Instead, she’ll accompany her husband next month on an official trip to Africa.
But not to worry. She already spent two weeks in Hawaii this past winter and jetted out for some Apsen skiing in February.
The Obamas opted out of their annual trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 2012, likely because they were campaigning and because a luxury sojourn there would have conflicted with the campaign image Obama was trying to project as a fighter for the middle class.