Happy Birthday, President Obama!
Today, August 4th, President Obama celebrates his 49th birthday solo. Yes, that’s right. While he enjoys a celebratory dinner in Chicago this evening, First Lady Michelle will be vacationing in Marbella, Spain with daughter Sasha. (Don’t think we just left out Malia—she’s off at summer camp).
To make up for missing his big day, Michelle has asked everyone to send electronic signatures and birthday wishes to the President via a virtual birthday card.
Way back in January, Obama surprised his wife for her birthday with a party in Washington. We decided it might be fun to calculate what it would cost Michelle to reciprocate the love. If she were to hop on a plane (with Sasha in tow) to Chicago today, each ticket would cost over $1,000! A price that steep might be a reason to stay at the beach.
If Michelle does decide to catch a flight, we hope she takes the time to read our tips on air travel nightmares to avoid and doesn’t get scammed for snacks and blankets.