Obamas on vacation at Martha's Vineyard

Obamas on vacation at Martha's Vineyard

Leisure time

Barack Obama walks after teeing off at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Monday. AFPObama plans to read books like The Way Home by George Pelecanos; Tom Friedman’s Hot, Flat and Crowded; Richard Price’s Lush Life; Kent Haruf’s Plainsong; and John Adams by David McCullough, during his week-long vacation .

“The President really appreciates being here in Martha’s Vineyard. He has been coming here for some 10 years now and he plans to come back,” the White House Deputy Press Secretary, Bill Burton, told reporters accompanying the President at Martha’s Vineyard.

Obama and the First Family arrived at the picturesque island off the south of Cape Code in New England, on Sunday.

The press corps accompanying the president were requested to respect the privacy of the Obama girls while they are out here on vacation.

Responding to a question, Burton said: “I think that it is important for the President, just like it is for any other individual, to take a little time, spend it with their family, recharge their batteries, so they are ready for the final push for the year.”