Obama impressed with what he saw at Camp David

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - President Barack Obama has given the Camp David mountaintop retreat rave reviews after his first visit there.

Obama called the hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains "beautiful" as he talked Monday about his weekend visit to the presidential retreat with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia.

"It was beautiful. The girls just had a great time. They had a lot of fun," Obama told reporters as he flew from the nation's capital to Indiana for a town hall-style meeting on the economic stimulus bill pending in the Senate. "You can see during the summer it's going to be a nice place to spend a lot of time."

Obama said he hit a few golf balls and played a little basketball while there.

Accompanying the first family were a friend of Sasha's, and a friend of Michelle Obama's who brought her two kids.

"So it was nice," Obama said.

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