President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama Had Short Vacations
The last time US President Barack Obama was here, he complained that he didn’t get enough time to play Golf (but he did manage to play some, during the funeral of former Polish President. After all, Obama didn’t show up). After a bit of scheduling, President Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama finally made it to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a private weekend.
During his last stay in Asheville, President Obama called it a spectacular place. This time, his intentions were focused and he decided not to take/make any calls on any sort of debates over the financial reform bill.
Even though President Obama is finally back on the Golf course, he still has a keen eye on political activities. Since Jimmy Carter, Obama was the first presidential candidate (Democrats), to win North Carolina. And it is mainly because of the supporters and volunteers from South Carolina, who persuaded people of North Carolina, in favor of Obama.
No doubt, Asheville is a breathtaking place to be in and it has over 73,000 residents. In addition, Asheville is also home to the famous Vanderbilt family’s Baltimore Estate, along with a huge collection of those art galleries and magnificent restaurants.
According to sources from The White House, President Obama doesn’t have any major plans for public gatherings. But he will speak at Sunday’s memorial in Beckley, about the worst coal mine disaster in the past 40 years. The recent Massey Energy’s Upper – Big Branch Mine, took 29 lives and this was indeed a huge risk for all the families of those poor victims.