A rare rainy day on the Vineyard Tuesday kept President Obama off the links, but Michelle and her daughters ventured to Edgartown for a ladies’ lunch.
Mrs. Obama, Malia and Sasha arrived at the Atlantic restaurant with a small group of women just after 1 p.m. Overlooking Edgartown harbor, the Atlantic has a full-service seafood oriented menu and does a brisk lunchtime business.
Minutes earlier, a “lid” was declared at the Chilmark home where the Obamas are staying, indicating the President’s intention to remain there for the rest of the day.
Outside the Atlantic, onlookers gathered in the rain as black Secret Service vehicles arrived and Edgartown Police closed the end of Dock Street to traffic. Though the restaurant was filled with patrons, few inside seemed aware of the First Lady’s imminent arrival. She and her entourage filed in quietly through a side door and into a private dining room as rain poured down outside.
On Monday, President Obama spent the afternoon at the private Vineyard Golf Course for the second golf outing of his vacation. The family spent a quiet evening at home.