Defiant Obama Family Lived It Up in Argentina


Dancing, hiking in the mountains, and a boating excursion – plus, he brought along the extra, smaller Air Force One plane for his family to better enjoy the sightseeing trip on Thursday. 

The Obama family spent their last day in Argentina visiting the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina.   For that trip, they used the “spare” Air Force One – a Boeing 757 that is used for flying into smaller airports with a short runway.     Accompanying Obama and First Lady Michelle were their daughters, and Michelle’s mother.   

It’s common for the government to have a backup plane available when the president travels, although not often for a family sightseeing excursion.

On the way to Bariloche Thursday, the White House sent out a statement affirming that ‘the President has been regularly updated on the Brussels terrorist attack investigation’.

Here are a few photos from their time in Argentina.

Wednesday night, Obama enjoyed dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires.



Thursday the family boarded the spare jet and flew to Bariloche.



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Going hiking in Parque Llao Llao, which is part of the national park, on the Villa Tacul Trail, a three kilometers long trek.
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A fun boating excursion rounded out the day, before heading back to Buenos Aires.





The First Family, along with the two Air Force One planes, departed Buenos Aires  at midnight for the return trip back to Washington, D.C. on Friday.





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