Source: Preparations underway for Obama vacation on Martha's VineyardPresident Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha's Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year.
A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has started booking accommodations on the toney island off the Massachusetts coast. (See update below)
So far, the White House isn't saying anything, but the Vineyard is abuzz with the news. The first family is expected toward the end of August, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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Obama had to skip his traditional Vineyard vacation last year as he campaigned for reelection. But he and his family went there for three summers before that.
No word yet on where the commander-in-chief will be staying. As the Boston Herald reports, the home where the Obamas stayed previously has been sold. But he will no doubt hit the links a few times at the Farm Neck Golf Club, as he has previously. Also no word on whether Tiger Woods will join.
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UPDATE: Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan declined to comment: "We can’t discuss trips unless/until they are officially announced by the White House."
UPDATE 2: Another source familiar with the planning said no hotel rooms have officially been booked yet but left open the possibility that preparations are underway.