Monday, August 24, 2009

Golf, Tennis and Obama's Vacation Reading List

If I were the president on vacation, I'd be vegetating in a corner. But Obama never quits:
President Barack Obama played tennis with his wife and golf with his buddies Monday, starting his first vacation in office on Martha's Vineyard, a picturesque island known as a refuge for the wealthy and privileged.

Obama began the day with a workout at his rented retreat, then tennis with Michelle Obama, White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters traveling with the president. Obama later played golf with UBS Investment Bank President Robert Wolf and Chicago physician Eric Whitaker, both friends. White House aide Marvin Nicholson was also in the foursome. Read more at MSNBC
Obama's books to read includes John Adams and Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman. I'm watching the John Adams series on DVD. I highly recommend it. See Obama golf photos at the MV Times here.
Also along on the Obama vacation:
Obama's sister, Maya, flew with the Obamas from Washington, as did first pooch Bo, who wandered through the press cabin during the flight. Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, a close friend and counselor to the president, joined the flight aboard Air Force One and the dinner table on Sunday night hours after arriving.