My family and I (together... it is never separate, it's kinda why I married her 18 years ago and with the kids... well they are our kids... and we are... I think the word is family), have taken only one vacation this year. We have had cut back like many. We went camping in the desert for 4 days. Yes it was in our motor-home that we make payments on. In the process we used a total of 70 gallons of greenhouse warming fossil fuel... as well as burning 3 nights of firewood. With food, supplies and extras... it cost us about $500... or $125 a day. We had to budget and rearrange a couple of accounts to make it happen. We rationalized that our boys are only young once. And we might not be able to do another trip for a while.
Kinda like the first family and their vacation(s)... minus the fact that they did theirs apart (can you feel the love?)... minus the 65+ support staff (we do our own packing, cooking, repairs, cleaning, driving, etc.)... minus a security force of over 1,000 agents (I carry my own :) thank you)... minus some 40+ friends who I guess all just lost their fathers and needed to get away (we did bring our new dog)... minus the military escort, which included dozens of other planes including a C130 to carry the limo and makeup bag (I towed a trailer and had to... with pleasure... set everything up and dig the fire pit.)... and... we had to share the desert without part of it being closed off for our personal/private use.
Her vacation is said to cost about $75,000 a day... BULL CRAP! Air Force One cost some $75,000 AN HOUR!!! A conservative estimate.... over $5,000,000 for her alone. Add O's little birthday trip heading the other direction and it was one big fricken slap to you and I.
They say they are one of us, the common people. Their arrogance is absurd. And please don't say Bush did... . What the Bushes did were to go home to Crawford for extended periods and work... not play golf, not shoot hoops with the brothers. He had enough problems but playing royalty wasn't one of them.
Unlike this Estrogen Metro Male wannabe king and his family of leaches.