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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Obama Three Year Vacation List

By Susan Duclos

The Washington Examiner has published a tabulation on the amount of vacations the Obama's have taken, separate and together and come up with the total of 16 in the last three years.

The Obama Vacation List- Updated March 20, 2012.

-- Spring Break 2012, Malia Obama in Mexico with 25 Secret Service agents.- added as update
-- President’s 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 Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
-- June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.
-- President’s 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 Martha’s 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 Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

The South African trip, where the kids were listed as "senior staff" on the flight manifest was controversial because the "official" purpose of the trip was to encourage young people living in the two growing democracies to become involved in national affairs, but Michelle and company also went to tourist events, such as visits to historical landmarks and museums, plus a nonworking chance to send time with Nelson Mandela and the family went on a private safari at a South African game reserve before returning home.

The last Hawaii Christmas vacation was approximately $4 million

This makes me wonder how much those vacations totaled in cost to the American taxpayer?

[Update] Right Pundits has a list of costs from some of the vacations above..