First Lady Perks!

See what privileges and responsibilities await Michelle Obama and her clan when they move into the White House. By Oliver Jones and Aaron Parsley

A VACATION HOME

Unlike most White House families, the Obamas don't yet have a private vacation retreat. But the job does come with one Рthe secluded Camp David, where families from the Roosevelts to the Clintons (here, enjoying a ski trip) have relaxed and hosted foreign dignitaries. "It's out of the glaring eye," says Marshall. "You can go bowling in Shangri-la. Movie night. There’s a game room with pinball machines. There are scootering paths. And when they arrive, they'll find specially fitted bikes and helmets just waiting for them."



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