The Obamas arrive on Martha’s Vineyard for a week’s vacation

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, en route to a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
President Obama and Michelle Obama arrived at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne.Stew Milne/AP

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD -- Residents gathered to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrived on Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon to begin their eight-day vacation on the island.

The president, whose day began with a speech to a convention of disabled veterans in Orlando, Fla., touched down at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in a helicopter at 3:50 p.m. He looked relaxed in a pair of beige khakis and a gray-blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up with his wife by his side.

While two mesh bags of basketballs were unloaded from one of the two Osprey V-22 helicopters, the president and first lady stepped into a black car and traveled in a motorcade to the 5,000-square-foot home on Snail Road in Chilmark where they will spend the week.

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