President Obama Sunday returned from yet another golf vacation, this one a two-day excursion to Key Largo with First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Obamas stayed at the ritzy Ocean Reef Club, requiring a major security operation to ensure their safety and happiness.
“The White House rented several houses in Ocean Reef and security in the community was tight,” according to KeysInfoNet, which said F-16s had to be scrambled a couple of times to escort private planes out of the area.
It’s the third vacation of the year for the Obamas, following their annual sojourn in Hawaii in January and separate trips last month, his to California for golf and hers to Colorado for skiing.
Obama played golf Saturday and Sunday, each time with former basketball players Cyrus Walker and Alonzo Mourning and and former football star Ahmad Rashad. Walker is a cousin of Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, who came along for the trip, and Rashad is her current squeeze.
The rounds were Obamas seventh and eighth of the year and 164th and 165th of his presidency.
The White House was careful to note that Obama spoke to world leaders about the Ukraine crisis Saturday, saying he “made individual telephone calls to British Prime Minister Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Renzi, French President Hollande” and assembled the Baltic leaders on a conference call.
But such distractions aside, is was fun in the sun with lots of cool people.