Washington Aug. 4 (Reuters): President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday today with a round of golf, then headed to the Camp David presidential retreat for a quiet evening away from the campaign trail.
Obama, an avid golfer, played at the Andrews Air Force Base.
The White House did not release details of the President’s evening plans, or the menu for the birthday meal he was expected to share with wife, Michelle, at the retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.
Their daughters were at summer camp this week and it was not immediately clear whether they would be present at the rustic getaway.
A photograph of Obama holding a baseball bat while talking on the phone to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was intended to show their close relationship, a White House spokeswoman said.
The two leaders spoke on Monday to discuss the crisis in Syria, after which the photograph of Obama seated at his desk, talking on the phone while holding a bat, was released by the White House.