Barack Obama and his family were all set for a vacation to Palm Springs on Friday, but unfortunately, their vacation got off to a rocky start as stormy weather diverted their plane.
On Friday, after transitioning out of the White House with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the former president intended to ” take his family to a destination that is warmer than Washington, D.C.,” according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
But instead, thunderstorms in California ruined their approach to Palm Springs International Airport, and they were instead diverted to March Air Reserve Base near Riverside. They landed about two and a half hours after they had expected to land in Palm Springs.
Many had gathered in crowds at the Palm Springs airport with hopes to glance the former president and his family as they began their vacation, but instead, the crowds were doused as the thunderstorm opened up, the second storm of three expected to hit the area. The first storm hit on Wednesday.
While it’s not clear how long the former First Family will be staying in Palm Springs, Obama took to Twitter to say that he and his family were “off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.”