First lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha make an unscheduled stop at Borakanelo, a favorite local restaurant, in the village of Mochudi, Botswana, June 25
First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, mother Marian Robinson, niece Leslie Robinson and nephew Avery Robinson during a safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia react as they see an elephant, off camera, during a safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
Sasha’s gonna have a GREAT “what I did last summer” story in September!!!
Oh yeah she and Malia’s papers will be out of ths world fantastic. I am so glad they’re being exposed to a variety of people, places and cultures. It broadens one’s mind and enhances one’s horizons and teaches one’s compassion, understanding, tolerance and sharpens one’s tools of dialogue and conflict resolution so that one can always strive to bring people of differing views to the same table to reach a harmonious conclusion.
ps: I spy with my eyes: Great food!
Not only the papers will be out of this world. Can you imagine the girls sitting around the table telling Daddy all about their trip, what they did, what they saw, who they meet, and letting Daddy know that they wish he was there with them.
Exactly my thoughts @anniebella..they probably cant wait to tell the Pres all about it wish I could be a fly on the wall…lol
From my long list of the reasons that I voted for BHO was the thought of AA girls living in the White House and having all of the experiences that children in such a position have. I love seeing them as they travel around the world with their parents becoming aware of the wider world, its various peoples and points of view. The knowledge and empathy that they gain will not only benefit them but others that they meet and engage with now and in the future.
THANKS TO YOU CHIP BECAUSE WE ARE ABLE TO SEE PARTS OF AFRICA WE WILL NEVER SEE ANYPLACE ELSE. AAAAH YES…THIS TRIP HAS PRODUCED MANY TEACHABLE MOMENTS FOR THE OBAMA GIRLS…MOM AND GRANDMA INCLUDED. AND I AM SO GLAD THAT GRANDMA ROBINSON GOT TO GO ON THIS TRIP…SOMETHING SHE INDEED…WILL NEVER FORGET.
I HAVE NOT BEEN WELL…SO I’VE NOT BEEN ON MUCH LATELY…HOWEVER…TODAY IS MY HOMELESS DAY AND ONCE I GET INTO THE INNER CITY AND HUG MY LOST ONES…I’LL FEEL BETTER! IT’S A GREAT DOSE OF JOY MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL.
Sue thanks for all your great work. May the good Lord continue to bless you and may he heal you so that you can forge on in the fight for underdogs and President Obama.
AMEN to that.
Take care Sue — you are a gem !
BLESSINGS EVERYONE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
Please take care Sue.
please take good care Sue.GOD bless you and thank you
Just getting here to this post, so Sue, here comes a BIG hug. Love you and all that you are doing to give love to others outside of your space. Take care of yourself. Loving thoughts coming your way. Love you.
It’s really great to be a part of the hugh crowd the first lady packed in her suitcase when she went on this great adventure to South Africa.
Is this the day for the safari? I hope there will be pictures of that. I was thinking the other day when the First Lady was doing push -ups and sit- ups, this lady is used to exercising, so when the haters want to go after her when they see her eating ice cream or french fries every once and a while. Remember her doing the push-ups and sit-ups. And then haters shut up.
Thanks for the continuing coverage. The Lady Obamas are simply awesome. LOVE THEM!!!
I thought the safari was private?? It would be nice for them to have some alone private time.
Great pictures so far. Everyone looks relaxed and happy.
I really wanted this safari to be private so that the AP and the “Lame stream media” can report to us and take pictures of the the first family. Sorry if you are confused by my Palinguage then you have to earn a first grade degree to understand what I just said.
Oh no me4obama have you been possessed by Paliniteism?
Symptoms: Speaking gibberish. Tweeting incoherent BS. Attending 6 different colleges, “graduating” with a degree in “journalism”. Uncontrollable winking and the use of the phrase “You Betcha!” Screwing up US History while proclaiming to be a patriot. Forgetting how to write in proper sentence structure and use correct grammar. Being a whiny, petty, vindictive all around mean creature. Making up words and being proud of your ignorance.
Prescription: Run to your local library and pick up a book NOW! Reject ignorance and its cousins; stupidity and foolishness. Get thee to a grammar school and learn proper english. Get thee to a phonetics instructor and instead of saying winkin’ you can be taught to add the “g” and say winking. Enroll in a community service program to make yourself a more decent human being. If all these do not work? Pray! Pray! PRAY! Right Now. PRAY THE PALINITEISM AWAY! and hope that somehow you can find your soul in that dark abysmal mess that passes for a human being.
I love it!
That was great maybe we should use it on some of these sites where haters reside.
Thank you UT, I hear your real middle name is “Liberal” as in UT “Liberal” Austin. What a shame, that is Un- American. And stop editing what I said, and those gotcha advise you gave me I will not take it
I love you all so much. I am laughing my eyes out. This is such a great place to be.
Thank you so much Chipsticks for the continued coverage of this epic trip. We are viewing and experiencing things that will remain in our memories – as I suspect the same is happening for Mrs. Robinson. The children on this trip will probably experience this many times over, but for us older folks – it’s almost a once in a lifetime adventure. I humbly thank you again for your hard work Chipsticks!
Ooooo….. I love the safari pics — who would have thought we would be watching a black first family on safari in Africa ?!?!?! ….. sometimes I just have to step back and get perspective…… sometimes my mind just blows!
Mrs. Robinson is looking cool as can be — I see you!
I wonder what happened to the woman in the back sitting next to Malia in the second and third pictures – one minute she’s there and the next minutes she’s gone. Not a good thing to see someone “disappear” on Safari…
I don’t know. She totally disappeared.
Hilarious, she did disappear!!!!!
I hope there isn’t a lion out there saying, “Ugh, I’m STUFFED after that meal.”
Hahaha….you guys are silly today. Had me cracking up. Yeah, eaten by a lion and no one seemed alarmed?
You’re logged in!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoooooo hoooooooo!
hey i was on huffpost checking out all the comments on maddow bashing the Prez folks are mad!! anyway i saw their safari pics,have u seen the one with the ladies all shocked like they saw a lion or something huge?
Just added it Sly, it’s a hoot!
Yes it is, must be a special elephant was sure it was a big cat chasing an antelope or something…Thanks for all u do and have a fab day i’ve been in my gym clothes since 6am it’s almost 11am in Cali and i still dont wanna go,why is it soo hard? lolest
I wonder if that is Michelle brother’s wife?
No. She did not accompany the family on the trip.
LOL..she might have gotten out of the truck to take the second pic! Also if you notice, there are people walking behind them in the first pic when she is seated next to Malia.
Anyone else here livid with Maddow and her gay bashing of POTUS? Anyone else here furious that Congress is hypocritical and had the nerve to vote against a sitting President, while continuing to fund the NATO support? Anyone else here sick of the GOP all over the tube saying that POTUS needs to give a budget to avoid the debt ceiling default when he did that in April Anyone else here just plain damn mad about all the hate that is spewing forth daily from the media at this President.
It is unprecedented when the hate from progressives is just as unrelentless as it is from the batshytcrazyrightwingers!
Well, I am angry about it but I know that this is just the thunder and lightening before the storm. See, I know that this President is doing precisely what he told us he would that is within his executive power to do. I know that the intensity of the hate and the nastiness of the villification is directly proportional to how much POTUS is winning!!
Yes, he is doing what we elected him to do, and the status quo is mad as hell. It is not just the GOP but he has upset the Democrats power lobbies as well, they all been swimming in dirty water and this POTUS is not willing to get in the cesspool…so they are attacking from all sides.
Big Change is coming though..it is just around the corner…the military industrial complex is mad cause he will not capitulate to their demands for endless war. POTUS is unwilling to sign off on pork barrel projects when he knows we need to invest in our schools and infrastructure.
Congress is at war with this President because he could not be bought. Make no mistake as to why all the hate.
So I am looking forward to the next big QUAKE that is going to shakeup the power structure and Obama will be on top smilin down and the idiots who challenged him are going to wonder once more …wtf just happened?!
POTUS is moving forward and the status quo is afraid. They have never seen a POTUS weld power like this. They cannot predict his moves nor out think or strategize him. He is brilliant and all they have left is to spew hate.
We who elected him just have to recall, change is not easy.
Remember what Ghandi said…first they ignore you then laugh at you then they fight you…then you win.
We are in the fight phase!! Full of hate, hypocrites, charlatans, liars and media paid sharks from powerful lobbies
Let’s have his back!! Be strong.
Very livid. People are calling her out on twitter. But I’m not surprised at her attack though, she’s childish.
I never go to HuffPost but over at BWD someone said she was getting clobbered in the comments there and so I took a look and yes she is getting it. Someone compared her to Rushbo. Wow.
Yes, I noticed that there is no love for RM over there because of those remarks…she will be toning down her anti-Obama remarks in the coming weeks. The Libertarian folk over at Old Orange and the few pundits on MSNBC that Maddow pals around with do NOT represent the majority of New Yorkers, gay or straight, who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this President.
Thanks figjam. Your comments have fortified me enough to leave this blog and continue with my gardening, assured that others know the beauty of our President’s brilliance. Keep the truth coming. Have a blessed day
Livid, sent my email. Through with her.
I agree with you, fig8jam. I will not let them upset me, I will continue to do what I can do to support the POTUS. The fact that they will still fund the mission in Libya shows that they are only upset because they got their feelings hurt, because he didn’t “ask” their permission. They can also use it to show their “base” that they are fighting the President, and hope they will get people to donate.
Thank you fig8jam. Powerful comments.
Hey these are photos not a movie. I am sure that was not the only group and someone had to take pictures. Now I feel like I trying to explain the known and the unknown.
I hope the First Family is enjoying themselves on their safari.
Awwww I love that photo of Michelle and Malia!!! Like mother like daughter! It makes you see how much they look alike! All these photos are beautiful! I wish I could of been there on a safari ride. All the Obama ladies looked in awe of the elephant they saw! So cool! I am happy they are having fun . The food do look good too !
I was thinking about that very picture also. I love it. You see the pictures of Michelle with Sasha and Malia and you know she loves her kids.It is so precious. I pray they have a good night rest, then tomorrow they will be on their way home. May the good Lord watch over them and keep them safe.
I love that one also P. Such a lovely group of photos for us to enjoy. A BIG thank you, Chipsticks. We love and appreciate you so very much for our space here. My haven of love, inspiration, and respect.
The look on FLOTUS and crew faces is priceless.
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