After eight years
in Washington D.C., the Obamas are headed for a little fun in the sun!
Following Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama, along with Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and the family dogs, Bo and Sunny, will travel to Palm Springs, California, White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed on Tuesday.
"The president vowed to take his family to a destination that is warmer than Washington, and Palm Springs fits the bill," Earnest said during a news conference. "He and his family have enjoyed the time they spent there in the past, and they're looking forward to traveling there on Friday."
During a 60 Minutes
interview on Sunday, the president also revealed that his post-White House life would not involve "setting my alarm. That I'm certain of."
"I'm going to spend time with Michelle, and you know, we got some catching up to do. We've both been busy," he continued. "I am looking forward to getting out of the bubble. I am glad that I'm leaving this place at a relatively young age, at 55. So I have the opportunity for a second, maybe even a third, act, in a way [that] I think would be tougher if I were the age of some presidents when they left."
Meanwhile, as he prepares to leave office, the president has taken on a more reflective tone.
On Tuesday, Barack wished Michelle a happy 53rd birthday, sweetly tweeting, "To the girl from the South Side who took on a role she didn't ask for and made it her own: Happy Birthday, Michelle. I love you."
The first lady's birthday follows an emotional week where the commander in chief brought Vice President Joe Biden to tears after honoring him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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