Out of all of the lackluster moments from last Friday’s inauguration ceremonies, the absolute worst moment might have been (for me at least) watching former President Barack Obama and Michelle hop on Air Force One to Palm Springs. With a wave goodbye, it was the official “deuces!” The end of an era.
To say they’re now “chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool” would be an understatement. Despite the convoy that has to follow them for security purposes, the pair are keeping a low profile. Mr. Obama was spotted enjoying trips to the gym as well as a round of golf.
According to Splash News, the couple stayed at the desert hilltop home of Spanish ambassador James Costos for the weekend. It’s quite swanky, landing a feature in Architectural Digest in 2015.
After just a few days of relaxation on the West Coast, Mr. and Mrs. Obama were seen heading out of Palm Springs on a private jet owned by business magnate Richard Branson. They were snapped with the locals in the British Virgin Islands on Monday:
They were reportedly on their way to Necker Island, which is owned by Branson. There are sprawling beaches and all sorts of wildlife on the luxury isle. According to Virgin Limited Edition, you can feed and hang with lemurs, flamingos and giant tortoises during a stay on the 74-acre luxury island. Considering that you have to take a boat to get there, privacy should be guaranteed for the couple.
While we miss them immensely already (obviously, or we wouldn’t be tracking their every move right now), it’s nice to know they’re getting some much-deserved time for themselves — and with flamingos!
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