Skip to comments.REGAL R&R: Obamas live like royalty on lavish Hawaiian holiday
Posted on 01/03/2014 8:47:23 AM PST by dead
History will record that on the 12th day of his latest Hawaiian vacation, President Obama tweeted about Obamacare.
That was one of the presidents few visible acts of official business during his 16-day holiday retreat before he and his family return to Washington on Sunday. The presidents winter recess has rivaled just about anyones dream getaway, filled with endless golf, dinners at high-end restaurants, snorkeling at a closed nature preserve and a private, after-hours visit to a spectacular zoo...
The presidents aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise...
Otherwise, the trip has been an unbroken stretch of luxurious living for the president with his family at a beach house in trendy Kailua, an oceanfront neighborhood in Oahu where the homes rent for $3,500 per day more than many families earn in a month. The Obamas are paying for the $56,000 cost of the rental home, although taxpayers foot the bill for the first familys travel on Air Force One which, at more than $180,000 per hour, makes for a couple of million-dollar flights. R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas.
Whats more, hundreds of federal workers from White House staffers to the Secret Service security detail needed to protect the Obamas join in for what turns out to be an all-expenses-paid vacation. According to watchdog.org, the government rented at least seven homes in the area, costing taxpayers more than $183,750 of what the organization says will likely be a $4 million bill.
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It’s great to be King!
Royalty doesn’t live that well. They have to pay for their own vacations. The Obama’s cost more than all the royal families of Europe COMBINED!
He didn’t even go to church on CHRISTMAS!!! HELLO MUSLIM!!
“Luke, you will not find a more retched hive of scum and villainy than this place”. Obiewan was correct.
The trip has been an unbroken stretch of luxurious living.
Is that how he defines equality?.
Send the plane with Bo and Sunny back and leave them in Hawaii.
ROTFLOL He is never on the job.
-— The presidents aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise... -—
I don’t care who you are. That right there is funny.
We shouldn't complain about the president taking a luxurious 14 day vacay, because destroying the United States is very hard work.
Oh, btw where is that Iranian mole these days?
No...seriously...he’s a communist. He was picking pineapples and cutting sugarcane to show his solidarity with the workers.
KMOV-TV reporter Larry Conners was fired by his station and investigated by the IRS, after he interviewed Obama and asked tough questions about how appropriate his pricey vacationing was at a time when Americans were experiencing a tough recession.
President Bush made it a point to stay at the WH during Christmas so his SS detail can be with their families.
I had morning news on this today (don’t know which channel) and I swear I heard them say something about Obama and downtime. Really??? When does he ever have “uptime”???
You got that right.
When Reggie is in town...
Actually, this is a small price to pay for Obummer doing no damage to America the last two weeks. I’d gladly keep him there until January 2017 if he would agree to keep doing nothing.
How sad, but true.
Stopped for photos at the Midpoint Cafe on Route 66 in Adrian, TX.
Spent a night at the Historic Route 66 Inn in Tucumcari. The following day, we attended a beautiful Mass at St. Anne's Catholic Church. The priest gave one of the most uplifting homilies I have ever heard.
Visited Four Corners
A 3 hour horseback ride in Monument Valley, and a stop at Goosenecks State Park.
Drove the Moki Dugway to Natural Bridges National Monument. On the return trip to Mexican Hat, we stopped for some incredible stargazing.
Spent 3 days at the marvelous, historic Parry Lodge in Kanab, UT, where we stayed in the "Yvonne D'Carlo Suite". We took advantage of the proximity to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks for a horseback ride through Red Canyon, and a day of canyoneering in Water Canyon, including 5 rappels from 40'-90'.
Kanab became one of my favorite stopping points. It's a great small town, and the Parry Lodge was awesome. They show free movies in an old barn on the premises, from a catalogue of movies made in the Kanab area.
Visited the "Little A'Le'Inn" in Rachel, NV, and got within 10 miles of Area 51. That we came so close was about the only downer of the trip.
Met up with family for 3 days in Las Vegas, visited the Mobster Museum and saw "Million Dollar Quarter" with my brother-in-law.
Took the train from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon, and stopped at the "Standin' on the Corner Park" in Winslow, AZ.
Visited Slide Rock State Park in Sedona:
Enjoyed a visit to Tombstone, eating lunch at "Big Nose Kate's Saloon", with a ghost tour in the early evening.
Last stop was Roswell, NM, at the special request of my son. He wanted to see the Alien Museum.
To put it mildly, it was an unforgettable trip.
PS: please note that these pictures are not mine...I downloaded them out of time constraints, and I wanted to show a bit of the magnificent beauty we enjoyed.
Mr. Reporter Boyer, when Sultan Hussein travels a half dozen big jets go, not just one.