AIR STATION CAPE COD, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Massachusetts for his annual summer vacation.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha walk off of Marine One and head towards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president will return to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Air Force One delivered Obama and his family to a Coast Guard station on Cape Cod on Friday evening, a day earlier than originally planned.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass, with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sash Obama on the tarmac at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, en route to Martha’s Vineyard. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
The Obamas then boarded a helicopter for the short hop to the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard and the drive to his vacation rental in the town of Chilmark.
Obama’s 17-day vacation comes as the White House and lawmakers continue to spar over an agreement the U.S. and five other world powers reached with Iran to lift economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.
Obama tries to lay low during vacation. No official events were planned during his stay.