Skip to comments.The Unofficial 3-Year Obama Family Vacation Log
Posted on 02/20/2012 7:58:21 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
The Obama Vacation List
Presidents Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski. ...
Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation.
Summer 2011, in Marthas Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.
Presidents Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.
Christmas 2010, in Hawaii.
August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach.
August 2010, Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.
August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha traveled to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.
August 2010, summer vacation again at Marthas Vineyard.
July 2010, the first family went to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
May 2010, the first family had a four-day trip to Chicago.
March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City.
Christmas 2009, Hawaii again for the annual break.
August 2009, at Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon for a short vacation.
August 2009, their first summer vacation as first family at Marthas Vineyard, Mass.
FIRST LADY OF LUXURY TRAVEL: THE COSTLY TRIPS
SPAIN: AUGUST 2010
Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.
Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.
Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account
HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010
According to the Hawaii Reporter the costs were:
$63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President
$1,000,000 on Mr Obamas return trip from Washington on Air Force One
$16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
$134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
$251,000 in police overtime
$10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times
SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011
Michelle Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.
The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.
They were escorted to the resort by about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011
The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family stayed, rents for about $50,000 a week.
Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama flew to the estate just hours before the president to make the most of the holiday - again, incurring extra flight costs.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard was required to keep ships floating near the property. The presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.
HAWAII: DECEMBER 2011
According to the Hawaii Reporter the costs were:
$63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President but add security and personnel for a total of about $100,000
$3,271,622 on Mr Obamas return trip from Washington on Air Force One
$151,200 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
$72,216 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
(I knew a FReeper would have the figures...thx!)
FReeper B4Ranch added an additional trip not mentioned on that list:
First lady, daughter pay Oregon visit | City Region | The Register ...
Aug 9, 2011 The details of Michelle Obamas trip to see her brother in Corvallis are ... lady is in the Willamette Valley this week to visit her brother, Oregon ...
Typically the First Lady will have a total staff of 2 or 3.
MoochElle has a staff of ***OVER 25 PEOPLE*** —the most in US history.
The reason for the lavish trip to Spain —do you know they thought we were so stupid that at first they actually said, “It’s to show the daughter THE RAIN IN SPAIN...”
They actually SAID that..! They later changed it to something less ridiculous.
It’s pretty remarkable that they didn’t take any trips from Inauguration until August 2009. I wonder if it just took them that long to figure out how to game the system?
“...Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.”
I bet some of his bathhouse pals were there to help him bash.
Let’s see - I had one vacation back in 2009. A 2 week road trip in the Colorado Rockies.
Can I be President for a year so I can have a half-dozen vacations too?
Thats the best outfit she has worn since becoming first vacationer...but the arms should be covered...
Does anyone have the data close at hand to compare this travesty with the Bushs’ vacation schedule for the same period of time? Could be interesting!
“Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.”
I’m sure that’s their story; I’m sure they’re sticking to it. I’m also sure it’s total B.S. No way did they pay a penny of their own expenses.
I think this would be more correctly stated "Obama spent the weekend away from his wife in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash."
I doubt he was alone.
This woman is intoxicated with the open taxpayer check book at her disposal and is burning through money in ways no one could imagine. To even wonder about it makes one a racist.
Black democrat politicians are entitled to be corrupt in office and enrich themselves because of the legacy of slavery. And as you said, to question this is to be a “racist”.
I was wondering that for all of the most recent CIC’s
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