11 August 2003 XXVI

Khamsin Molossia News

His Excellency, The President and the First Family returned from vacation August 8th, following nine days on the road. This was the first week-long vacation His Excellency has had since 1996 XIX, work and the affairs of state having prevented his getting away for over six years.

His Excellency's getaway began on Thursday, July 31st, the day after his 41st birthday. The First Family traveled to Las Vegas, where they toured the Venetian, Paris and Aladdin Hotels, and enjoyed an afternoon at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. On Saturday, August 2nd, The President met with King Spence of Zarahemla and Premier Nicholas Fry of Ambrose, at the residence-in-exile of the King. This meeting is detailed in the previous news article. Most of Sunday was spent at the Star Trek Convention at the Las Vegas Hilton, where His Excellency met the legendary actor William Shatner. Sunday evening the First Family traveled to the Los Angeles area, stopping to stay in Arcadia, the ancestral home of the Baugh Family.

On Monday the First Family toured Hollywood and Venice Beach, and on Tuesday they spent the day at Disneyland. His Excellency was especially impressed by the new Fast Pass system that helps Disneyland visitors avoid long lines for rides. On Wednesday, the First Family spent the day at Universal Studios, and on Thursday they took the boat out to Catalina Island and back, spending a few short hours on that lovely isle. The President and the First Lady have expressed and strong desire to return to Catalina for an extended stay in the future.

The President returns from this long adventure refreshed and reenergized, ready to again take on the problems and joys of leading our great nation. Welcome back, Your Excellency!

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