The First Family Goes Hiking

Barack Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, Michelle Obama

The First Family: Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama, with White House photographer Pete Souza at right, return from a hike at Great Falls Park in Great Falls, Virginia


Stacy A. Anderson: First Hikers: Obama Family Walks The Trails Of Great Falls Park Near Potomac River

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a leisurely weekend with his family. Obama, wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha took a walk Sunday along trails just outside Washington at Great Falls Park in Virginia. He also visited the park along the Potomac River last June. The president greeted two eager children and took a selfie with an onlooker before starting along the woody trail. The 50-minute trek concluded as a light drizzle began.

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U.S. President Barack Obama steps out from his vehicle as he, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha arrive for a hike at Great Falls National Park in Virginia

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U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters begin a hike at Great Falls National Park in Virginia

76 Responses to “The First Family Goes Hiking”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Leave a Message 😉
    Awesome Post, Nerdy Wonka 🙂

  2. 15 yardarm756
    April 19, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Quality time always works.

  3. 16 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Bringing this from the last post……
    ACA and the conundrum with the GOPers’ Repeal and Replace countless ‘No’ Votes in Congress.

    • 17 Vicki
      April 19, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you for reposting this, Nena
      If the HRC onslaught has been disheartening it is good to look at the Obamacare and the other many successes of Our Beloved President and his Administration.

    • 18 Gazelle
      April 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Oh, go ahead, GOP! Say it loud, I’m ….. [no challenge: add all the nouns & adjectives all at once]! Dang, might as well put a Proverb in there too! 🙂

    • 19 MightyPamela
      April 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      They need to pay back all the money from taxpayers they outright wasted in this debacle. Shame shame shame on them all. Mofos.
      Good afternoon TOD! Very delighted to see our First Family out in the air and the light, together. How we love them!!

  4. April 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Thank yooooooooooooou Nerdy!

  5. April 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    It is nice when the First Family can get some quiet time to walk or just sit and do nothing. But they can’t really do that.

  6. 24 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I have 4 teams in the NFL that I cheer for, namely: Eagles, Raiders, Buccaneers and Steelers.
    I want Tim Tebow to go somewhere else……Not the Eagles 😦
    I was upset with Sanchez coming to the Eagles and now Tim Tebow?

  7. 27 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm


    As coalition talks seem destined to be extended, Netanyahu is still dithering between signing with Bennett and Lieberman, or turning to Herzog in a unity bid. Meanwhile, Shas, UTJ and Kulanu are waiting in the wings.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask President Reuven Rivlin this coming Tuesday for a 14-day extension of the period allotted him to form his fourth government. What has been achieved in the 23 days since Rivlin gave Netanyahu the nod?

    “Progress” has been made with Shas and with United Torah Judaism and with Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party, according to reports. Maybe coalition agreements will be signed with them by Independence Day (Thursday), maybe not. With Yisrael Beiteinu and Habayit Hayehudi, we’re seeing foot-dragging and plenty of frayed nerves.

    In addition, there is also much speculation about secret contacts and back channels aimed at bringing Labor under Isaac Herzog into the coalition.

  8. April 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  9. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Rained half the day here in River City. Me no likey. But it did remind me of this classic! So, I’ll offer it for the drought-stricken folks. Plus, haven’t been able to get it out of my head, and here’s hoping I can transfer it to your head … in three two one … 🙂

      April 20, 2015 at 9:16 am


  10. 33 yardarm756
    April 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Bibi’s thought bubble…..

  11. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Our friend Rock tweets this every day or so, as you may know … and I never tire of R/T-ing it! #PeoplesChamp

  12. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Turns out “80 percent” was five out of six. Sounds like a good thing, in this case.

    • April 19, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      keep an eye on this story…those police officers who have resigned will not just go quietly into the night……..

    • April 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      I think these cops were dirty in that they were over paid and probably did other illegal things. I hope she looks into all their salaries, overtime, and payments.

    • 40 99ts
      April 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      “I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance,” resident Martha Miller said. “But I don’t think they hurt the town by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people?”

      The US is way over policed. I am amazed that towns/cities can even afford to pay them. (No wonder they have to arrest/fine people non-stop)

      I grew up in a town of 1000 people and we had one policeman. I now live in a city suburb of about 9000 people and we have one local policeman. If we need more they are 20km away.

    • 42 Nena20409
      April 19, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      I hope that their resignations would not cause the Town to be held for their retirement tax funded benefit.

      • 43 jacquelineoboomer
        April 19, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        Good point. And one I’m sure they looked into before leaving. Who knows what they were “promised”? Ugh.

  13. 44 Roberta in MN
    April 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Congrats Nena & Yardarm on your Furstest. Nena darn we finally got rain down here in the SE MN. and I don’t like the cold. Just Spring in MN. Thanks for all the info you shared with us. A Very nice post on the First Family actually having an outing together. They look so glorious. Wish I could be there. 🙂

  14. 45 Carol
    April 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I can’t wait for 2017. The President looks too thin. He needs his life back.

    • 46 GGail
      April 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Carol, I just left the Katie & her baby blog shaking my head at some of the opinions and speculations of some of them, and your comment is the first one I read and…

      Anyway, PBO appears to be having the best year of his Presidency, IMO and I can’t wait – based on what truths he’s been telling lately – (McCain) to hear what he has to say at the WHPC. This is his Fourth Quarter and the gloves have come off! 🙂

    • 47 0388jojothecat
      April 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      In my opinion PBO looks good and hopefully is staying healthy. Stress is one of those things that are hidden and the affects can not be seen but he is taking it very well. As far as being thin….PBO came into the job the same size he will be leaving only with more gray hair. I think FLOTUS has aged well. Being First Lady suited her more than she expected, IMHO, I think she looks younger.

    • 49 Vetivera24
      April 19, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      You know I was thinking the same thinking the other day.

  15. 50 globalcitizenlinda
    April 19, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    My hometown team & former college, The Ohio State Buckeyes, will be honored by PBO at the White House. #GoBucks!!!

  16. April 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I had to chuckle at the photo on the trail showing Sasha with earphones on while hiking with her family. Sasha is one year older than my oldest granddaughter. I went to spend two weeks babysitting her last month as her parents had a trip to China for work. Most of the time my granddaughter was home she was plugged in wearing earphones just like Sasha. Modern times!

  17. April 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm

  18. April 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm

  19. April 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    The First Lady and Dr. Biden will be going to New Orleans Monday to talk about homeless veterans. And the First Lady took her Mom with her to see the off Broadway play Hamilton yesterday.

  20. 56 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  21. 58 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  22. 59 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I sincerely hope to God that this is factually and medically correct.

  23. April 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Although this is from 2013…it is worth the read..

    • April 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Dyson wrote a piece on Cornell West…it is not pretty…

      • 65 COS
        April 19, 2015 at 10:36 pm

        Do you have a link prettyfoot? I wold love to read it.

      • April 20, 2015 at 3:26 am

        The way the so called Black intellectuals, like Cornel West, Tavis Smiley- and even Michael Eric Dyson at times- have behaved towards President Obama, convinced me that my grandmother was absolutely correct about black “educated fools.”

        • April 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

          Those guys are really good at “talking” while Barack Obama is the one who really helped thousands of African Americans, with policies like the ACA, the support for community colleges, etc.

          They are SO full of themselves. Even Dyson. Dyson doesn’t get it either. His criticisms of the president are misguided.

          As for the president’s motivations… One of the things they don’t understand: Barack Obama is allergic to the language of victimization; while he acknowledges that black people face obstacles and are the victims of unfair treatment , he always aims at MOTIVATING people to work for change, first in themselves then in others, and all of this with a POSITIVE attitude. He sees the anger and discouragement as justified ( and must feel those HIMSELF too); however, he doesn’t want to cultivate those emotions too much, because he thinks it’s not productive. And like a true admirer of Ghandi, he wants to bring change in a way that will heal the divide instead of maintaining it.

          In short, Barack Obama is every bit concerned as they are about suffering, inequality, etc. He just has a totally different approach. Rooted in a more profound humanism.

    • April 19, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      Good article and filled with good observations of the left wing.

  24. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    April 20, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Smart move.

  25. April 20, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Glad the Secret Service dealt successfully with this because it’s really getting way out of hand.

    • April 20, 2015 at 7:42 am

      I think from what donnadem said, there have been many WH fence jumpers with past presidents – but they didn’t get as much media attention, and they were likely arrested (as happened here) and quickly taken into custody.

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