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According to Harper Bazaar, the Obamas just bought a house on the opposite side of the country. What could they possibly be trying to get away from?

Who knows.
Who knows.
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The first family reportedly purchased a home in Rancho Mirage, a city located just outside Palm Springs, California. Rancho Mirage also is home to Sunnylands, a popular vacation spot that has hosted politicians from Margaret Thatcher, to Ronald Reagan, to the Shah of Iran.

As if being on the opposite side of the continental United States was not enough, the Obamas also allegedly purchased a vacation home in Barack's home state of Hawaii, a mere 13+ hour plane ride away from D.C.

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Better stock up on sunscreen and shades.
Better stock up on sunscreen and shades.
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However, the move won't be right away. The Obamas are planning on staying in Washington D.C. until Sasha, age 15, graduates high school. Malia is following in her mother and father's footsteps and will attend Harvard in the Fall of 2017.

Warmer climates will probably be welcomed by Michelle and Barack Obama, who lived in blustery Chicago for many years before moving to the nation's capitol. Perhaps they are trying to escape those notoriously brutal winters, or maybe they are trying to get away from that other particularly brutal thing that is headed for D.C. Either way:

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