When Barack and Michelle Obama announced they were sticking around DC, those of us who live here imagined seeing them around town. Barack browsing at Kramerbooks and draining jumpers at the Y. Michelle bouncing between urban gardens and SoulCycle. Together, skipping lines at Bad Saint and Red Hen.
Yeah, not so much. Sure, they were spotted in Ocean Prime Friday, and Michelle Obama made some high school students incredibly happy last month. But as the former President begins the public phase of his former presidency, those of us who don’t have sweet rentals in Kalorama have to ask: Why are our new most-famous neighbors hardly ever around?
Here he is in Palm Springs 🙁
— B. Scott (@lovebscott) January 22, 2017
— Please follow back (@naijaslog) January 22, 2017
Not so relaxing there, IS IT?
GOLF: Obama pictured in heavy contemplation on vacation | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/wbU029o38R
— Toni Muskett (@ToniMuskett) January 22, 2017
What real Washingtonians would choose the British Virgin Islands over DC in February?
Obama's on vacation with the hat backwards. He's never coming back. pic.twitter.com/RUakcwwgtT
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 1, 2017
— Old Harry Knitwear (@OldHarryKnit) February 10, 2017
When you finally block America's number. pic.twitter.com/SVSNo93jol
— cinnamon & sunbeams (@tamakloeee) February 7, 2017
Oh hey, great, he’s in New York City. No ex-Presidents ever go THERE.
— Cynthia Reynolds (@CindyReynolds) February 25, 2017
— Jason Yarn (@kalyarn) February 24, 2017
BRB, gotta make a stop in French Polynesia.
— Dr. Thomas Hillig (@THEnergyNet) March 28, 2017
— Kurtz-Ahlers Travel (@KurtzAhlers) March 16, 2017
Book leave can be tough, so they brought over a few friends.
— Miracles Do Happen (@2_highlyfavored) April 15, 2017
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) April 18, 2017
After a few weeks of island life, it was time to wade back into politics. French politics.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 20, 2017
After Monday’s town-hall meeting at UChicago, Barack Obama will pick up a “Profile in Courage” award at the Kennedy library, and pal around with Angela Merkel at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.
He’ll be back eventually.
— Mary Mooney (@mary_mooney) April 1, 2013
Just don’t expect to see any dad jeans.
— Susan Cooper (@BuzzEdition) March 6, 2017