08/19/2010 04:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama & Bo Travel To Martha's Vineyard For Vacation Kick-Off (PHOTOS)

And they're off! President Obama and First Pooch Bo rode Air Force One on Thursday afternoon to Martha's Vineyard, where they were to meet First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia. This marks the first family's second summer vacation on the New England island, where they will stay in a rental home for 11 days.

White House Chef Sam Kass, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security John Brennan, Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, Valerie Jarrett and her daughter traveled with the president today.