President Obama Looks Forward After 8 Years In Office

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One last flight over The White House, just minutes after his term ended.

Former Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza posted on Instagram a photo of the 44th President of the United States looking over the “people’s house” where he, First Lady Michelle and their two children called home for the last eight years.

MORE PHOTOS: Scroll down to the bottom of this article to see more of Obama’s last day in The White House.

President Obama and the First Lady boarded the Executive One helicopter (only called Marine One when the current President is on-board) from the U.S. Capitol to make a stop at Joint Base Andrews and head to Palm Springs, CA for a family vacation on Friday afternoon.

While on what’s normally called Air Force One (again, only called that when the President is on-board), Obama resurrected his campaign Twitter account to post a series of Tweets about his future.

Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017

In the meantime, I want to hear what you’re thinking about the road ahead. So share your ideas with me here: https://t.co/GYkEOK8EuT — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017

The Obama’s also posted a video to their foundation’s website to talk about their future.

Obama is focusing on the idea of citizenship in his post-presidency era.

“Together, we will build programs to inspire us all to be better citizens and to help young leaders develop their ideas,” according to the foundation website.

He even added the word citizen to his Twitter biography.

The central hub for Obama’s next chapter will be at The Obama Center on the south side of Chicago.

The archives from his administration will be stored there.

So what happens to the Obama digital legacy?

It’s a question The White House had been working on for months.

Similar to the transition from the Clinton and Bush administrations, WhiteHouse.gov was frozen in time. It’s now located at http://obamawhitehouse.gov.

The Trump administration started over with a blank slate of a website, which is a similar design to Obama’s.

The @POTUS Twitter account was also handed off to the 45th President of the United States. Obama’s Twitter archive was moved to @POTUS44.

Similar moves happened to @VP, @FLOTUS, @PressSec and @WhiteHouse on all social media platforms.

Vice President Joe Biden’s last Tweet on his official account was boarding his Amtrak train back to Delaware.

Jan 20, Jill and I will head home to Delaware the same way I have for 44 years: by train. Serving this country has been our greatest honor. pic.twitter.com/D0g2rEvE9R — VP Biden (Archived) (@VP44) January 10, 2017

Here are more photos from the former White House photographer:

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