Gov. Terry Branstad departed Tuesday on his third out-of-state vacation in the past eight months.
This time he is traveling with his family for a post-legislative session trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., and San Francisco.
“The governor works 6 to 7 days a week, putting in 12-15 hours on many of those days. Due to such a rigorous schedule, it is important for the state’s chief executive to make time for family,” said Tim Albrecht, the governor’s communications director