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Mitt Romney Enjoys 4th of July Vacation at New Hampshire Lake House

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jul 02, 2012 10:46 AM EDT

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Mitt Romney is vacationing at his lake house in New Hampshire for the week.(Photo : Reuters)

Everyone needs a vacation, even those in the middle of a Presidential campaign. Candidate Mitt Romney is celebrating the patriotic 4th of July week at his vacation home in New Hampshire with his family.

Luckily for Romney, he doesn't have to pay for week-long accommodations as he has a lakeside vacation home in the state. His Wolfeboro estate on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire isn't a bad place to spend a week either.  The $8 million, 13-acre estate is a great place to fit his extended family as they enjoy their summer break.

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The land comes with a six-bedroom house, a horse stable with guest apartments above it, a $630,000 boat house, tennis and volleyball courts, and a shoreline that extends 768 feet along Lake Winnipesaukee, providing the perfect arena for fun land and water vacation activities, the Washington Times reports.

Much of Romney's family gathers at the estate on a yearly basis to relax and enjoy activities together.  Family members including his  his wife, Ann, five sons, five daughters-in-law and eighteen grandchildren all gather at the house and compete in the "Romney Olympics," a competition that includes biking, swimming, running, hammer throw, nail pounding, and pole hanging, the Washington Times reports.

However, as the first Mormon presidential candidate, the family also attended church services and the small Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Wolfeboro. Romney rarely discusses his faith, but he attends church services regularly every week, Newser reports.

As Romney is in the run for President, the media and secret service have also followed him on his vacation. However Romney won't be spending much time campaigning aside from marching in the Wolfeboro Fourth of July parade, the Washington Times reported.

The vacation will consist of all-American summer activities such as barbecues, waterskiing on the lake, paddle boarding, roasting marshmallows on the campfire and enjoying quality time with the family.

The Romney family has been coming to this location for decades. Despite the press in the area, the family hopes this relatively secluded town will remain as a quiet getaway.

"We hope we can stay as low-profile as possible," Romney's son Josh Romney told the New York Times. "And in reality, we hope America doesn't discover how cool this place is, because we love having it to ourselves."

 

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