Obama tees up his “staycation”

August 31, 2009

President Barack Obama is following up his busy week in Martha’s Vineyard with … another holiday. But, like many Americans in this time of economic recession, he is taking a “staycation” — time off without leaving home.

In Obama’s case, home is the White House, and as president he cannot truly leave his work behind. His “break” on Martha’s Vineyard was interrupted repeatedly by breakingUSA/OBAMA news, including his renomination of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve and the death of Obama’s friend and former colleague, the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

But the president appears to be doing his best to relax. He squeezed in four golf outings last week on the Massachusetts island, and on Monday he headed out at lunchtime, beginning his “staycation” with another round of golf, this time at a country club outside Washington.

The first family heads to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, for part three of his break on Wednesday.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas (Obama family comes home from Martha’s Vineyard)

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