The logistics of any presidential trip are costly.
But arranging back-to-back visits to three developing countries with poor security infrastructure and limited medical resources could become the most expensive foreign excursions of Mr Obama's time in office.
Military cargo planes will airlift 56 vehicles including 14 limousines, ambulances equipped for chemical and biological attacks and radio-jamming trucks to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.
A US aircraft carrier or amphibious warship with a full medical trauma centre will be anchored just offshore in case of emergencies.
Three lorries will be used just to carry sheets of bullet-proof glass to be erected at hotels where the Obamas will stay during their trip, between June 26 and July 3.
Because the visits happen one after another, three separate security, medical and logistics teams will be dispatched, one to each country. At least 445 Secret Service and White House security agents will be involved.
In Ireland, the obviously Irish Michelle Antoinette announced from the stage after a command performance of RiverDance, "It's good to be home"!
What are the odds that she will voice these same words in Tanzania upon arrival? And while you ponder that difficult questions, you might also ask yourself, 'Why is his BO'ness not visiting Kenya, the home of his late father and current home to many of his relatives during this visit?'
Y'all have a nice hump day today - and keep those tax dollars flowing to Washington - where every dollar will be carefully spent.!!