What Obama Did on His Vacation

President wraps up packed weekend in Maine
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2010 11:10 AM CDT
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha depart on Air Force One at Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, Maine, Sunday, July 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – President Barack Obama and the first family bid farewell to Maine today after an ambitious weekend vacation full of hiking, biking, boating, tennis, eating out, and maybe just a little ice cream. From the moment they arrived on Friday, it was clear they were determined to make the most of their time, much of it spent in Acadia National Park, as their motorcade zipped from one outing to another.

But the high point—literally—was their visit to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, listed by park officials as the tallest peak on the Eastern Seaboard. From the granite mountaintop, as they listened to a park superintendent, the Obamas beheld a spectacular vista of granite hills above an emerald bay. The Obamas were slated for a midday return to the White House.

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