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Obama family on Martha's Vineyard, beach and biking


obama-marthas-vinyard.JPGWASHINGTON--The Obama family on Thursday took a bike ride along a beach in Martha's Vineyard. With the First Family is Chicago buddy Eric Whitaker and his family.

On Wednesday President Obama, First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia motorcaded to Oak Bluffs on the island, picked up big bags fried seafood and brought the take out over to Chicago pal/White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett's place for lunch.

(AP) Barack Obama and his family spent more than two hours at a private beach Wednesday and then he grabbed two big bags of fried seafood for lunch.

Obama visited the beach with his family after making brief remarks outside his rented compound on Martha's Vineyard about the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Obama visited the Oyster Watcha beach with first lady Michelle Obama, his two young daughters and family friends.

His motorcade then drove to downtown Oak Bluffs for fried seafood, including calamari, scallops, shrimp and clam strips.

Sasha, the Obamas' 8-year-old daughter, sat on the president's lap while they waited for their order. Before leaving Obama posed for pictures with patrons and the restaurant's staff.

They took the food to the nearby home of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, also on Martha's Vineyard.

AP-CS-08-26-09 1426EDT


is jarrett working on the olympics from there?

Thrilling revelations.

I read that they are breathing and going to the bathroom !

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