If the American people are on vacation this week, why can't presidential candidates be, too?
The full Romney clan - Mitt, Ann, their five boys, five daughters-in-law and 18 grandchildren - has gathered this week for a "mandatory" week-long family vacation in Wolfeboro, N.H., where the family owns a sprawling piece of property on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Daytime activities include jet-skiing (though it looks like Ann, not Mitt, is in the driver's seat), all-family boat rides and what the family calls the "Romney Olympics." The Romney vacation tradition has been ongoing for decades: the GOP presidential candidate first began vacationing in Wolfeboro with his father.
For more Romney family vacation photos, see our slideshow here.
The Romneys aren't the only interesting thing about Wolfeboro, N.H. or Lake Winnipesaukee, however. There's plenty to know about this quiet little lakefront town:
If Romney is elected president come November - or if he makes his VP selection from his lakefront house - the area might get one more bullet point to add to its star-studded history. For now, though, the Romneys are just enjoying their traditional family vacation, albeit with quite a bit more attention this year.