A little after 9 p.m. Sunday, Marine One lifted off from Martha's Vineyard Airport carrying President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their children to Cape Cod at the end of the Obamas' eight-day Island vacation.
The First Couple arrived last Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10 and were joined Thursday afternoon by their daughters Malia, 15 and Sasha, 12.
According to pool reports:
The family left their rented Chilmark home Sunday at 8:43 p.m. and arrived at Martha's Vineyard Airport at 8:55 p.m., taking off in Marine One a few minutes later for Cape Cod to take Air Force One back to Washington, D.C.
It was a quiet morning for the Obamas, who dined in Edgartown Saturday night.
The president's motorcade headed down-Island from Chilmark at 12:19 p.m., passing several signs about the Presidential visit including a message reading "Thank you Mr President - Keep up the good fight - The Ambulos family" which was surrounded by an array of American flags at the end of a single-lane track.
Further along, a woman in a straw hat held up a piece of paper with a hand-drawn love heart and the letter "u".
As usual, onlookers were gathered outside of Alley's General Store as the motorcade passed by.
The president arrived at the private Vineyard Golf Club at 12:33 p.m. to play
with lawyer Eunu Chun, staffer Mike Brush, and principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. The first two have hit the links with the president already this week; this is Mr. Earnest's first golf game with POTUS during this trip.
The president's foursome played for about five hours, finishing their round in a drizzle as cloudy skies finally gave in to rain.
Despite the weather, there were still a few dozen people lining both sides of Edgartown-West Tisbury Road waving and snapping pictures as the motorcade drove by on its way back to Chilmark.
A long line of vehicles coming from the direction of the Agricultural Fair was stopped by a police officer at the intersection of State and Edgartown-West Tisbury roads as the motorcade passed.
About three hours after Obama returned to Chilmark, the motorcade was rolling from the family's vacation rental at 8:43pm, about a half hour behind schedule.
Obama arrived on the tarmac at the Martha's Vineyard airport about 10 minutes at 8:55 p.m. and boarded Marine One, leaving the Island on a dark, rainy and chilly night.
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