Can I just say that I’m loving the Martha’s Vineyard mania that the press is currently engaged in?
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I wish I was 1) a reporter, 2) with the White House beat, and 3)assigned to follow the Obamas to Martha’s Vineyard. That’d be just lovely.
A friend of mine who was vacationing on the Vineyard the week before the Obamas arrived (he left the Saturday before they arrived) reported:
The Vineyard was great, and definitely crowded, but we left on Saturday AM before the Obamas arrived yesterday. Not that we couldn’t tell they were coming – signs everywhere welcoming them, t-shirts for sale (I bought one!), secret service cars around town, the big green marine helicopters flying around and in full view from our house (our house was up on a small hill and we had amazing views from the upper floors – it’s was four stories – you could see the ocean). It was a busy week on the Island with the Agricultural Fair starting later in the week, Illuminations on Wednesday, and the big fireworks in Oak Bluffs on Friday night – Ocean Park was packed. Fun times.
I’m so jealous. I would have loved to have been there.
(Photo source: Brian Snyder/Reuters)