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08/18/2011 05:53 pm ET | Updated Oct 18, 2011

Barack Obama Vacation: The President Heads To Martha's Vineyard (PHOTOS)

President Obama left for his 11 day vacation on Martha's Vineyard Thursday afternoon along with his trusty sidekick, Bo (just like last year!).

Luckily, the island was preparing for the First Family's visit, with several stores stocking up on Obama merchandise ahead of their arrival.

No word yet on if Michelle and the first daughters are already on the island but we're certainly soon to find out.

Check out photos of some of local shops getting prepped for the President's arrival, as well as pics of Obama leaving the White House Thursday.