My Great Aunt Geraldine called Saturday morning -- she's 90 years old and her mind remains as sharp as a steak knife.

Geraldine Dabney has lived in West Palm Beach, Florida, throughout her adult life.

West Palm Beach, the oceanfront city where I was born and spent many hours of my youth under the watch of Aunt Geraldine while my Mom ran her beauty shop, has turned into the Weekend Whitehouse for President Donald Trump.

In 1985 Trump purchased the Mar-a-Lago Club, a national historic landmark built in the 1920s on Palm Beach Island. It has 126 rooms, spans 110,000 square feet and includes a members-only golf club. Overindulgence is no crime, but Trump's travels now cost a lot more than they did in the first 69 years of his life -- and we taxpayers are covering his costs.

The damage doesn't stop there. Now that Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago involve national security and secret service detail, sleepy West Palm Beach, which went over the 100,000 population mark in 2010 (U.S. census), takes on a much different feel. Or as Aunt Geraldine says, "It's a mess."

How so?

"They shut down so many of the roads and it hurts the businesses," she continued. "He's down here now. Why does he have to come every weekend?" His average is closer to every other weekend, but it feels like more often because he's wearing out his welcome with at least some of the locals.

"Every weekend he's here we have to shut down, and right now that's every weekend," pilot Jorge Gonzalez of West Palm Beach told BBC News. Gonzalez has three other pilots working for his Skywords Advertising business. When Trump is in town, he brings with him a 10-mile no-fly zone. "About 97 percent of my business occurs on the weekends, and I make 80 percent of my revenue between January and May," Gonzalez said. "We were told to expect him to come once a month. We never imagined it would be every weekend."

Gonzalez told BBC Trump's repeated visits are sinking his small business. He is hoping to stay afloat until the summer "but I don't see the company lasting much beyond that."

Beyond the inconvenience and the negative impact it has on businesses, Trump's jumps from D.C. to WPB are costly. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates the cost of a presidential visit to Mar-a-Lago at $3.3 million. That doesn't include another $85,000 or so in overtime pay for Palm Beach County's law enforcement officers.

Trump has a viable option, though it may be considered slumming it when compared to Mar-a-Lago.

Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland is about 60 miles north of D.C. and the mountain retreat is not only meant to be a get away for the President and his family, but is also properly equipped and secure. Camp David is officially known as Naval Support Facility Thurmont.

Housing the President at Camp David for the weekend is a fractional cost when held up against his jaunts to Mar-a-Lago. Like many presidents before him, Trump donates his annual salary ($400,000 to the National Parks Service), but he doesn't mind turning in a monthly expense report that exceeds $10 million.

As a hard-working American, Trump has a right to vacation, but if presidents want to travel excessively they should pay their own way. Trump has the money to do it, so he should. Either that or stay home more. President Barack Obama abused his privlige as well with too many trips to Hawaii at the cost of the taxpayers.

Trump is doing a lot to curb wasteful government spending; it's long overdue and he should be commended for that. He should also rein in his own spending by staying in D.C. more on the weekends or opting for Camp David.

Watching the president spend tax dollars so freely, when we have a national debt approaching $20 trillion, is a little disheartening for some Americans. It would be nice to see the President practice what he preaches, which is fiscal responsibility.

And on top of that, Aunt Geraldine, Mr. Gonzalez and others who call Palm Beach home would appreciate a break.