Friday, August 20, 2010

Part Four of the First Tweens' Summer: Malia and Sasha Obama at Camp and on Vacation

First Tweens Malia and Sasha Obama have spent the last month apart. Malia has been at sleepaway summer camp in New Hampshire for the past four weeks. The name of the camp was not released by the White House, but several New Hampshire newspapers have run articles - since suddenly retracted - that she has been at Camp Wicosuta. Camp Wico is a "traditional", all-girls camp in Hebron, NH.

Meanwhile, Sasha vacationed on the Costa del Sol of Spain and the Florida Gulf Coast with her parents. The month started with a mother-daughter trip to the coastal resort town of Marbella, Spain and included beach time, touring historic Spanish towns, and lunching the King and Queen.

Upon returning to the States, the First Lady brought Sasha and her cousins to the Maryland state capital building in Annapolis, MD to learn about state government. The trip was described as a sort of "First Family Summer School" and included a private tour of the building that is the oldest working state capitol in the country and a statue of Thurgood Marshall, the nation's first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Afterwards they visited the U.S. Naval Academy, which is a beautiful campus on the banks of the Severn River.

Last weekend, the President, First Lady, and Sasha Obama vacationed on the Gulf Coast of Florida. They stayed at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City, FL, went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Alligator Point, ate a lot of Gulf seafood (they visited local favorites Lime's Bayside Bar and Grill and Firefly), played mini-golf at Pirate's Island and ended with a boat ride and dolphin siting. The younger Obama tween is apparently quite the ringer - she scored a hold-in-one on the first hole of the mini-golf course (see a video here).

Malia Obama re-joins her family for a last summer break on Martha's Vineyard (where they vacationed last summer as well) this week. More details to come!

Photos from Getty Images, AP, and the White House.

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