Even the Commander-in-chiefs know how to cut loose. Here are 7 photos to inspire you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your President's Day weekend.
#1 Bill Clinton.
The 42nd President of the USA knows how to unwind. Snorkeling around Honolulu, Hawaii with his family circa 1993, this saxophone playing commander seems to understand that floating around Polynesian islands, watching colorful fish swim, and soaking in the sun is the perfect break from you know... running the country.
#2 Gerald Ford.
Even the 38th President of the USA can't help but to enjoy himself on a sunny day with his wife on the Big Island of Hawaii (noticing a trend here?) Denying offers to play in the NFL, Ford pursued law and took on arguably the most stressful job in the nation! Whether you are a Jimmy Buffett fan or not, he's right, changes in latitude means changes in attitude, and the Fords are looking pretty darn happy.
#3 Barack Obama.
The 44th President of the USA doesn't seem too fazed by being knocked around by the waves in Hawaii (we promise we aren't promoting a Hawaiian getaway.) Serving 8 years as the head of state will undoubtedly turn you grey, however spending Christmas in paradise is a sure-fire way to turn back the clock. Did you know? Working at Baskin Robins for years in his youth, Obama now despises ice cream. Looks like the next president on our list will take his.
#4 John F. Kennedy
The 35th President of the USA is doing what we all want to be doing, sitting on a boat and eating ice cream (except Obama). Okay, JFK had a crazy life and to add running the country to that list means he definitely deserved a vacation. Ben and Jerry's anyone?
#5 Bush, Bush & Bush.
The 41st President of the USA graduated from Yale, lead a nation, and raised the 43rd president of the United States. If anyone needed a vacation, it was this guy. Out boating in Maine with his sons George and Jeb circa 1989, the Bush's smiles show the effect that zooming around open water has on our happiness.
#6 Franklin D Roosevelt.
The 32nd President of the USA didn't let his disease stop him from running the country for 13 years or having a good time. It's all smiles heres while tarpon fishing in the Gulf of Mexico circa 1937, proving that even the most daunting of problems can be pushed to the back of your mind for some vacation time.
#7 Ronald Reagan.
The 37th President of the USA enjoying the waters of, you guessed it, Hawaii. (I'm thinking Hawaii might be my next vacation spot.) Being the first president in history to have been elected as a divorcee, we all know the stresses of managing a divorce, not to mention the whole nation, are worthy of a vacation or two. Aloha!
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