Obamas return for Vineyard vacation

This driver in Oak Bluffs shows his or her affection for former president Barack Obama with a sign reading "Obama you are missed!" in the hopes he will see it while on the Island. - Josephine Brennan

Former President Barack Obama is on the Vineyard.

The 44th president of the United States arrived on Saturday, and is expected to be on-Island for much of August, according to multiple sources. Throughout his presidency, Obama and his family took summer holidays on the Vineyard, and showed a fondness for Chilmark.

After leaving office, Obama continued to vacation in Chilmark with his family. Golfing, bicycling, and visiting some of the Island’s restaurants are among the president’s August pastimes on-Island. On Sunday he reportedly dined at the Red Cat in Oak Bluffs.

Monday night, Barack and Michelle Obama went to The Cardboard Box, Ben DeForest’s new Oak Bluffs eatery. They emerged from the restaurant to a screaming throng outside on Circuit Ave. and waved to well-wishers before getting into a waiting SUV.

Barack and Michelle Obama’s Washington D.C.-based office did not respond to a request for comment on the former president’s vacation plans.