President-elect Richard Nixon wasted little time in getting away from the rush and highly charged pressure of politics.
President-elect Richard Nixon wasted little time in getting away from the rush and highly charged pressure of politics. The very day it was determined that he was to become the 37th President of the United States, he flew to his island retreat of Key Biscayne, Florida. He plans to stay there until Sunday (November 10).
Richard Nixon has been coming to Key Biscayne for years because he likes to swim, and because it is a good place to escape from the frentic pace of high level politics. The residents didn't pay too much attention to him and he could relax. Since Wednesday (6 November all that has changed.
Key Biscayne is an island just south of Miami, a long time ago it was a coconut plantation, but more recently it's been at resort -- les garish than nearby Beach.
As soon as Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States, signs welcoming him went up in many of the shops. Business in the town has improved as Nixon and his large entourage and the news media have moved into the area.
President-elect Nixon has rented a small six-room house on Biscayne Bay from a former Democratic senator from Florida. The house has been rented for two months and the price is bout 400 dollar a month.
Mr. Nixon is expected to return to the House frequently during the next few months to relax, enjoy the sun, and ready himself for the tasks of the Presidency.