MARTHA’S VINEYARD—Residents gathered to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrived on Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon to begin their eight-day vacation on the island.
The president, whose day began with a speech to a convention of disabled veterans in Orlando, Fla., touched down at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in a helicopter at 3:50 p.m. He looked relaxed in a pair of beige khakis and a gray-blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up with his wife by his side.
While two mesh bags of basketballs were unloaded from one of the two Osprey V-22 helicopters, the president and first lady stepped into a black car and traveled in a motorcade to the 5,000-square-foot home on Snail Road in Chilmark where they will spend the week. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.