(LAS VEGAS) — It’s spring break for the Obama daughters and mom has taken them out West.
Michelle Obama and her daughters visited Mount Rushmore to see the heads of the four U.S. presidents carved into the soaring mountainside. Now, they have arrived in Las Vegas for a private family visit.
At the depths of the recession, President Obama warned Americans not to waste money on convention trips to Vegas, to the dismay of Las Vegas leaders. But during the political campaign, he has been a frequent visitor on official and political trips to the swing state of Nevada.
The first lady’s schedule with her daughters is to remain private before she travels to California for publicly announced events.
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