Source: The Canadian Press, 7-6-10
…Where presidents vacation is part of their story, said Gil Troy, a professor of American history at McGill University in Montreal.
Most U.S. presidents have a private summer home they use for vacation. George W. Bush had both his ranch in Texas and a home in Maine. The Kennedys had the famous Hyannis Port.
“There are definite dynamics connected to vacationing,” Troy said.
“Ronald Reagan was the oldest man ever elected president and he had to show that he was vacationing, not doddering.”…
But family dynamics help some leaders, says Troy.