Good news if you yourself are planning a trip to the island and would like to enjoy some quiet time away, uninterrupted by motorcades. Bad news if you look forward to pictures of first family bike rides in the idyllic setting …or if you're a Republican who's been gearing up to criticize the president for taking a day off: It looks as if the Obamas are going to skip their Martha's Vineyard vacation this year, the Boston Globe reports:
After three consecutive summer vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama and his family apparently will not be relaxing on the island this year as a heated presidential campaign gathers momentum toward what is expected to be a close election.
President Barack Obama took a bike ride with his family Friday, during their vacation on Martha's Vineyard. The first family looks relaxed and happy on their trek, with the President even throwing out a friendly greeting to the pres... Read Post
(The Root) -- Although they skipped a lengthy summer vacation last year because of the election, this year the Obamas will be making up for lost time. The first family is scheduled to spend the week of Aug. 10 in Martha's Vineyard. ... Read Post