Camp David (123 acres), was finished in 1938 and the first President to use it was Franklin D. Roosevelt. The first major guest was Winston Churchill in 1943 which of course was during the middle of WWII.
It’s located in Maryland about 63 miles from D.C. and is officially deemed a military installation and it is guarded and run by Marine and Navy Personnel. Camp David is a rustic getaway, not the usual five-star accommodations many leaders normally stay at. Guest are given golf carts as their main mode of transportation around the retreat which is pretty much like hanging out in a heavily wooded state park. I would’ve loved to have seen Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put the pedal to the medal on the golf cart.
There are tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a swimming pool, skeet range, nearby fishing and horseback riding. They have a driving range and a beautiful, single hole golf course. People who visit can also go bowling, watch movies, work out at the fitness center, play basketball, and shoot pool. There are hilly trails everywhere that are great for long walks and bike rides. In the winter, they offer cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating and snowmobiling. There’s also the Evergreen Chapel, a non-denominational place of worship.
I admit I thought Camp David was a fancy resort but instead it is truly a retreat. Maybe members of the House and Senate should spend more time there with no press conferences to play games (like Pelosi and Schumer like to do). Some good deals could probably be cut while playing horseshoes. I don’t care if they start getting reckless and betting that they’ll clear the DACA Bill if Pelosi gets a ringer on the next toss. I’m at a point where I think that on average we’re better off doing something, then nothing at all. We’ll win some and we’ll lose some but in the end, it will average in our favor.