“And it’s great exercise. And it’s fun. And it’s a little scary, too. All at the same time.” -Michelle Obama
Everybody knows Barry likes to hit the links to get some fresh air and exercise, but did you know First Lady Michelle Obama likes to hit the slopes when cabin fever hits?
ABC News reports that at a holiday appearance with Ryan Seacrest at a children’s hospital Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama sang the praises of skiing as her favorite winter activity because it gets her out of the White House which is “basically hermetically sealed.”
“When I’m skiing, that’s, like, one of the few places in the winter where I feel free. Because nobody can take a selfie with you when you’re skiing down a mountain.”
Michelle is leading her Let’s Move initiative to battle childhood obesity by example with her active lifestyle including trips to ski destinations like Buttermilk in Colorado. I wonder if she got the early bird special on the Epic Pass?
PRESIDENTIAL SKI FACT: Gerald Ford was great skier. After Secret Service failed to keep up the president on the slopes they hired a world class skier who would ski backwards in front of the President and “wave as the President tried to catch up with him.”