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Michelle Obama May Take Extended Summer Vacation With Daughters

Michelle Obama And Daughters Going On Extended Summer Vacation

Michelle Obama is believed to be planning an extended summer vacation with her daughters.

The First Family are reportedly returning to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in what would be their fourth stay on the island, previously vacationing there in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Mrs. Obama, Malia, and Sasha will be reportedly be joined for some weekends and for two weeks at the end of August by President Barack Obama.

During the 2012 presidential election, the Obamas’ did not take their usual trip to the vineyard in order to set a tone of relative austerity.

According to a report in the Boston Globe, the family is considering renting a summer home in the Farm Neck area of the Vineyard.

The president is a keen golfer and has enjoyed sessions at the Farm Neck Golf Club in the past.

For their previous vacations the Obamas’ rented out the Blue Heron Farm in West Tisbury, on Tisbury Great Pond.

The luxury estate is set in 28-acres and includes two residential properties, a boathouse, tennis and basketball courts, a 150-year-old barn, various gardens, and an apple orchard.

It’s likely the family would have returned to Blue Heron Farm this year. But it was sold to the British architect Norman Foster for $21.9 million in December 2011 and is no longer being rented out.

As yet, there has been no official White House comment on the First Family’s holiday plans. In of itself that’s not terribly unusual while details and security arrangements are made.

Situated to the south of Cape Cod, the Kennedy family also has a holiday home on the vineyard in Hyannis Port.

Something of a bolt-hole for the urbane and those wishing to escape the more frenetic partying that goes on in the Hamptons, other homeowners in the area included CBS television host David Letterman, film director Spike Lee, cult folk singer James Taylor and ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.

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117 Responses to “Michelle Obama May Take Extended Summer Vacation With Daughters”

  1. Mary White

    Who cares? Congress has been on vacation since they were elected. So wants the difference?

  2. Marge Robinson

    And, gee, how much of a vacation bill are the American people going to be required to foot this time around. Don't you think this money could be better spent on the ravaged areas of America – NJ/NY shore devasted by the flooding, the OK town of Moore for rebuilding from the devastation or the EF 5 tornado. I guess those people should be happy to see the first family able to have such an enjoyable time. Oh, that's right the people in the devastated areas are taxpayers so, they are helping to support them in their lavish vacation. Why doesn't the president just pay for it out of his pocket or, is that a strange idea?

  3. Marge Robinson

    And, gee, how much of a vacation bill are the American people going to be required to foot this time around. Don't you think this money could be better spent on the ravaged areas of America – NJ/NY shore devasted by the flooding, the OK town of Moore for rebuilding from the devastation or the EF 5 tornado. I guess those people should be happy to see the first family able to have such an enjoyable time. Oh, that's right the people in the devastated areas are taxpayers so, they are helping to support them in their lavish vacation. Why doesn't the president just pay for it out of his pocket or, is that a strange idea?

  4. Nina Hoover

    I think ALL vacations of ALL public servants in DC need to be cancelled until our economy turns around.Period. I haven't taken a vacation in 12 years.But certainly had to write a check to the govt at tax time.I find it ludicrous that any of them are allowed vacations and very expensive ones at that, paid for by we tax payers.

  5. Barbara Romaine

    what is with this family? so much devastation all around and off they go on another costly trip – wonder how those girls will do when they're on their own or will daddy pay for everything?

  6. Sherry Belanger

    the bill for this vacation will probably be the same as it is for any sitting president, just because you don't like him, doesn't mean he and his family don't deserve the same perks as previous presidential familys. You want to bitch about wasted taxpayer money–bitch about the lazy jack-asses in congress, they can't even make a full week. Glad Romney didn't get in-then he would be in NH for the summer–thank you God for small blessings.

  7. Laura J Glo

    I'm not surprised considering how bad the economy is doing, WTF lets take an extended $$$$ vacation.

  8. Anonymous

    The longer she stays gone, the better off the country will be…

  9. Terri Roach Mason

    Ya know what they say about taking the country outta the boy;).

  10. Stacy Cheshire-Culleny

    I'm not surprised it takes a lot of work robbing the american taxpayer on a regular basis! you have to keep up your strength. your husband should resign, what he represents is a tragedy!

  11. Oscar Goodwin

    We'll have another choice in less than 4 years. In the meantime, we have to respect the office of the Presidency. He's our President.

  12. Gen Crawford

    If she is spending her money, I say enjoy your vacation. But if you are spending tax payers' money, then why don't you do some public service in Chicago and live in your own house. It would be great to have your children see how most of the real world lives. We have so many needs in our country, and that money you are planning to spend belongs to people who are struggling just to put food on the table, pay for their medicine, and who haven't had a vacation in many years. It pains me to see the Obamas take advantage of all of us, as though they are entitled to all of this lavishness! I guess you are "proud of America" only when you are "raping it" of all of its treasure!

  13. Cindy R. Sitz

    Should anyone be surprised at the lavish lifestyle this family has enjoyed at our expense. They are like leeches sucking the very life out of this country.

  14. Fred Hogaboom

    "Situated to the south of Cape Cod, the Kennedy family also has a holiday home on the vineyard in Hyannis Port."
    Hyannis is located on "Cape of Cod" as Radar liked to say.
    On my social security budget I am torn between vacationing on the "Vinyard" or the "Hamptons!"
    Course, if the next SS increase comes through, maybe a round the world cruise.

  15. Kimberly Schoenrock-Williams

    If Romney were President, the family would have a home of their own for their vacation, as the Bush and Reagan families did. Unlike the Obumbles, who don't own a home.

  16. Jay Alan

    She may as well go on vacation, she can`t get in bed with Barack anymore. The lame stream media already in there with him.

  17. Julia Pullie

    Kimberly Schoenrock-Williams Get your facts right before you write untrue statements. The Obamas OWN a house in Chicago.

  18. Annette Nudell

    Oscar Goodwin , sadly I do not respect this president. He is robbing the American people. Get all the vacations and trips while you can. Why not clean us hard working people out, so we can not afford a vacation. Worst president ever.

  19. Anonymous

    and what to take their place? Palin? Romney? Laughable. It's not that Obama is that good it is that republicans are really THAT bad.

  20. Annette Nudell

    They have learned how to steal and robe people from there parents. They will do just fine. Living off other suckers like us the American people

  21. Anne Nelson

    Have a nice vacation on our tax payers money while the poor go hungry and homeless. You are the best, thinking of other first. ha ha

  22. Karen Hensel Pagel

    juxtapose68,,It's our business because US as tax payers are paying for these lavish vacations when most of us can't afford to go across the street let alone a vacation. Maybe you don't pay taxes, that must be it. You must be one of those that WE the tax payers support so no you don't care.

  23. Junior Bennett

    I didn, t know Mrs Obama got elected to any thing..If she would like to take vacation, buy a airline ticket with your money and have at it. I thank we need some big changes to take effect now. If you want to do something or buy something, whip out your money and have at it. I do not beleive the tax payers want to pay for your vacations,

  24. Junior Bennett

    juxtapose68 BECAUSE WE TAX PAYERS ARE PAYING FOR HER VACATIONS

  25. Bill Jones

    WHAT IS THIS MAY BULLSHIT? THIS IS ALL TEH FIRST MOOCHER KNOWS HOW TO DO…WASTE TAX PAYER MONEY…….

  26. Chris Williams

    wonder who will pay for all of this? also how much all of this cost, but then again we are the only ones wondering, they don't care.

  27. Ellen Conn

    well then let them vacation in Chicago , after all it is a shineing example for the country

  28. Junior Bennett

    juxtapose68 He is not going to accomplish any thing during his time left as president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Debra Walton Bonilla

    Then Julia Pullie, let them VACATION there!!!

  30. Junior Bennett

    juxtapose68 Why don,t you pay for Mrs OBAMA vacations

  31. Denise Hampton

    Because the tax payers are paying for this. I'd love to take a vacation. Should I send you the bill?

  32. Mary Enright Coleman

    What an idiot reporter! First of all Hyannis Port is NOT on Martha's Vineyard, it's on the coast of Cape Cod. Second, the article itself is ridiculous!

  33. Cheryl Blubaugh

    Maybe the Mrs should vacation in their own home in Chicago for a change, have they ever even visited that home in the last 5 years
    ? Didn't the Obama's just have a ski vacation and then jetted off to some place tropical? The Pres gets in all the golf he wants, didn't Bush try to golf and was criticized for it? I am getting tired of paying for this families parties and vacations.

  34. Badd Ladyy

    Scot A A Its YOU'RE… YOU'RE an idiot! Get it,,, YOU'RE an idiot???

  35. Stephen Scharaldi

    Marge, tell me something. How do you know the President is not paying for this vacation? I bet if you did a little research you will find out the President IS paying for this vacation on his own. Dumb people expose themselves by reading and believing EVERYTHING they read, and hear blindly. It's called the dumbing of America by Americans themselves….

  36. Dena Kuhn

    The only cost to the tax payers are the secret service that guard them, and they guard them at home or away, so really there is no extra cost other the the SS transportation costs. ALL personal vacations are paid for by the Obama's themselves. And believe me they have the resources.

  37. Victoria LeDoux Serpa

    barry is a self serving cocky SOB, ugh..just listens how he walks and talks. MAKES ME SICK!
    God maybe the whole lot of them will drown….

  38. Shirley Christie

    Im with you Marge. They only think of themselves. Self centered people. How many taxpaying citizens get a vacation each year. We cant cause we are paying for theirs. Among other things like foodstamps and freebies for illegals. So much wrong with this country.

  39. Carol Faver

    Gotta get those last few freebies in don't we gang? Is San Simeon available these days….ooops no golf course. Oh well, the Mrs. will come up with something I am sure. Since the bangs grew out she has a better view of what looks good for her and the fam. Suck it up folks here goes the neighborhood again!

  40. Stephen Scharaldi

    the bill for this vacation will probably be the same as it is for any sitting president, just because you don't like him, doesn't mean he and his family don't deserve the same perks as previous presidential familys. You want to bitch about wasted taxpayer money–bitch about the lazy jack-asses in congress, they can't even make a full week. Glad Romney didn't get in-then he would be in NH for the summer–thank you God for small blessings.

  41. Dena Kuhn

    The only cost to the tax payers are the secret service that guard them, and they guard them at home or away, so really there is no extra cost other the the SS transportation costs. ALL personal vacations are paid for by the Obama's themselves. And believe me they have the resources.

  42. Anonymous

    I hope to God she uses her OWN $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. OR, keep her big ass at home!

  43. Sherry Belanger

    the Obama's have a home in Chicago, true enough. They just don't have homes on both coasts and some in-between, while they were busy aquiring a family home, the other 2 ( romney and bush ) were busy devastating other peoples lives and lining their pockets, hence their ability to aquire multiple homes.

  44. William Harmer

    And here they go again – vacationing on our dime while the rest of the country struggles to survive thanks to the arrogance and incompetance of her husband…..

  45. April Fetters

    Youre one of the few that are totally blind and ignorant.

  46. Deborah Kumle

    So, here we are in the worse economic down turn since the Great Depression, and most families are struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Then, we have The Obama's, they are the pinnacle of wasting taxpayer money. Why, should we, pay for her vacation and our pathetic president. Something is very wrong with these people.

  47. April Fetters

    juxtapose68 just shut up and do something useful with yourself.

  48. April Fetters

    Youre as ignorant as the idiot above who has the same exact post as you do. Cant you think for yourself?

  49. Anonymous

    Send them on a vacation to Oklahoma. There is a need for help to clean up the tornado damages. This way they can actually be of some value to the United States.

  50. Pamela S Spencer

    then let the "little darlings Obomanos" go to Chicago.

  51. Tammy Stith Cook

    I can't take a vacation because too busy paying for their's! :(

  52. Jo Ann Beck

    I don't hear any comments about Bush #2 vacationing in TEXAS. He built his own mini town in Crawford. We the taxpayers paid for that. And now he enjoys it everyday.Google it and see what is there 365 days 24/7 that taxpayers still pay for even though he is no longer in office.

  53. Larry Quadrato

    Would love to give her old man a permanent vacation. But, he does a very good job of that anyway treating the presidency as a part time job.

  54. Mike Vasilove

    I see. Even the Obamas realize their vacations (2 weeks for a sitting Prez?) ate too expensive. They didn't go there in 2012, an election year, to show an air of austrity. Ultimate hypocracy even for a ineptocrat.

  55. AJ Printing

    I can't believe all you people, the president and family are busy keeping us safe, and they need time off. This world would be a big mess if we didn't have one of the greatest leaders in all times as our president.

  56. Charles Dickson

    Wll he is supposed to be the leader. the leader. He is the one that has stirred up all the shit that has brought our country down.

  57. Maggy Moore

    Of course the little ugly family…is going to the bunker at tax payers expense, gotta be in the bunker as the grenade's are being lobbed…into the WH…..one can only hope she & the critters get buried in the sands of summer…. there are millions of people hurting in this country & they go on vacation…no shame in this family.

  58. Anonymous

    who cares what she does. she is useless to this country anyway.

  59. Ronald Ross

    Stephen Scharaldi But not every other week. This is rubbing it in every ones face.

  60. Curtis Smith

    Scot A Ahrnsbrak: I think you and your family should donate y'alls paychecks to the Obama's vacation fund.

  61. Barbara Malone

    Hatred that's all it is. You sit here and fuss about a vacation and you overlook what's right under your nose. I suspect your tea party and republicans….do you know how much the speaker of the house spends on vacations? He's as dark as me he sure spends a lot of time in the sun. This is about the black president and his black family going on vacation on Americas dime. Well, shes going on vacation and I hope she take an extended one. Maybe a month like the Bushes.

  62. Curtis Smith

    Stephen Scharaldi: You are right about Congress, but in this poor economy I believe Obama and his family would be setting a good example by not taking a very expensive vacation.

  63. Curtis Smith

    juxtapose68: only time will tell. I don't think he is as slick as he thinks he is. Benghazi, going after the press for doing their job and using the IRS to punish political groups that don't agree with him. Bad, Bad Bad.

  64. Earl Lancaster

    Why does she need a VACATION? She doesn't do anything! If I lived in the White House and all my food was prepared, house cleaned, shopping done, and driven anywhere I wanted to go, I think I would be on VACATION!

  65. Jeanette Knell Cuneo

    Sadly, he is not one of the few. There are millions who think like Stephen does. I am sure she wants to get out of town, especially with what is going on in DC. This could be her last vacation on the taxpayers if her hubby resigns (as he should) in the next few month. We can dream can't we?

  66. Barbara Malone

    9/11 happened and Bush still went on vacation. Some of you are just bitching because the black guy and his family are going on vacation and you don't like it. This is perk for whites only. News flash he's going and your not. Obamas have great vacation and have a smile on me.

  67. Curtis Smith

    juxtapose68 : Why isn't it your business? Don't you care how your tax dollars are spent especially in this poor economy with most tax payers tightening their belts?

  68. Stamatia Aselis

    so they didn't go last year because they were setting examples of austerity, so this year they are taken an extended vacation to make up for last year, is that about right?

  69. Stephen Wynnewood Dale

    There is no telling how much taxpayer money has been spent for secret service protection and travel costs for this woman to enjoy the "perks" of being in the White House–and– all at taxpayer expense. It is past time to cut the "perks" and force these politicians to use the their own money when vacationing. Trouble is, these people are lifelong leeches.

  70. Loraine Honeywell

    Before you speak so loudly Stephen, maybe you should reflect & recall where other sitting Presidents took their vacations!! BACK HOME!! Now that's a novel idea, Obama spending the summer back in Chicago!! Maybe he would get some perspective on what is actually going on in this country!

  71. Loraine Honeywell

    I DO respect the office Oscar, too bad Mr. Obama doesn't!

  72. Barbara Malone

    You don't take vactions because your stupid.

  73. Carol Haines

    I think the country would be better off, if she took her husband, Joe, Harry, Nancy, John B and John M all with her, and went far away.