President Obama and his family will take their second trip to Camp David over the weekend, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told the White House press gaggle today. They will leave the White House on Saturday and return on Sunday.
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Camp David was a favorite retreat for Mr. Obama's predecessor. President George W. Bush spent 487 days there, and used the getaway for Thanksgiving celebrations and to host foreign leaders like Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair. The compound, located in Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park, may become a regular destination for the Obama clan as well.
After visiting the mountain retreat last month, Mr. Obama pronounced it "beautiful."
"The girls just had a great time. They had a lot of fun," Obama told reporters following his first visit. "You can see during the summer it's going to be a nice place to spend a lot of time."
It's not summer yet, but Saturday should be nice: The weather could reach 73 degrees in Maryland, though showers are expected on Sunday.