09/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obamas' Martha's Vineyard Vacation: Summer Hues, Sunglasses And Golf (PHOTOS)

The first family settled in Sunday for their vacation on Martha's Vineyard not long after Hurricane Bill scampered away, leaving behind big waves and heavy rip currents for the Obamas.

A tropical storm warning was lifted just hours before President Barack Obama began his first vacation since taking office. The hurricane forced him to delay his departure from Andrews Air Force Base by a few hours.

During the flight from Washington to Cape Cod, White House spokesman Bill Burton conveyed a message from Obama, who boarded Air Force One in khakis and without jacket or tie, to the reporters traveling with him.

"He wants you to relax and have a good time. Take some walks on the beaches. Nobody's looking to make any news," Burton told reporters.


The president started Monday morning with a workout and a tennis game with Michelle. He then hit the golf course with UBS Investment Bank President Robert Wolf and Chicago physician Eric Whitaker and White House aide Marvin Nicholson.

See a slideshow of the Obama family's arrival and the president's golf skills:

Obama Family Arrives In Martha's Vineyard

Check out what the Clintons and Kennedys did around the cape on their summer vacations.

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