Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Obama's Vacation: Books, Golf, Basketball

Obama, halfway through is 10-day vacation, is managing to stay away from the media:
A rainy, windswept Monday afternoon found Mr. Obama shooting hoops at the Oak Bluffs School with longtime Chicago friend and former Illinois public health director Eric Whitaker along with UBS chief Robert Wolf and his two sons.Last night the Obamas dined out at the Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs, marking their second visit in two years to the contemporary French American restaurant tucked off Circuit avenue and owned by Susan and Pierre Guerin. Their dining companions were Eric and Cheryl Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett. Last summer the Sweet Life was the only place where the Obamas had dinner out.

Islanders hoping for a more visible vacation by the president this year were disappointed over the weekend. Save a Friday morning trip to Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven the president eschewed the public limelight for an itinerary of low-profile rest at Blue Heron Farm, the private estate fronting the Tisbury Great Pond in Chilmark that the Obamas are renting for a second consecutive year. It appeared that three things were on the President’s mind before the weather turned rainy: books, beach and golf. Read more at Martha's Vineyard Gazette.