By William Browning, Yahoo News
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is taking a week long break from politics to spend time with around 30 of his immediate family members. The Washington Post reports Romney has gathered his five sons, five daughters in-law and 18 grandchildren at his estate in Wolfeboro, N.H. for the annual “Romney Olympics.”
* Grandchildren also put on a stage show, go on treasure hunts and roast s’mores on a campfire. More mundane tasks include picking chores to do around the house from the “chore wheel” and posing for the family’s Christmas photo.
* CBS News reported the home is used for summer vacations. The main house has seven bedrooms. A stable house also has living quarters. There is also a boat house, beach volleyball court and a giant trampoline.
* The Romneys bought the property in 1997 for around $3 million. Now the property is valued at $10 million. The shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee is 768 feet along the estate, which sits on 13 acres.
* Reuters reports the house has 5,400 square feet of living space. It has three stories in addition to a large boat house.
* Wolfeboro itself is a resort town of more than 2,800 people, according to U.S. Census records from 2010. More than two-thirds of residents are older than 40 with a median age of 54. Nearly 98 percent of the town’s residents are white.
* The Post stated Romney is going to take part in Wolfeboro’s Independence Day parade. The Boston Globe reports the Romney family was invited to participate.
* Romney was invited last year to be in the parade but did not attend. Locals refer to Romney as “The Gov” and his family was extended an invitation to participate this year.
* The 2012 version of the vacation is different from any other. This is the first time Secret Service agents will have a major presence in Wolfeboro for an extended period of time.
Source: Yahoo News