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Obamas vacation in Martha's Vineyard

BUZARDS BAY, MA (WCVB/CNN) – President Obama and his family have arrived in Martha's Vineyard for a 10-day vacation, the third time he has taken a vacation on the island since becoming president.

Security appeared as tight as ever.

"It's extremely exciting," said Martha's Vineyard resident Dr. Clifton Peay.

This was Peay's first glimpse at a presidential arrival.

"I think this president is owed a chance for relaxation and to re-energize himself," Peay said.

"I hope he gets the rest he deserves," said another resident.

While there's talk of protestors on the island, they have to be fast to keep up, since the president went straight to their estimated $60,000 a week rental.

State police and secret service block any chance of seeing it, since most of the president's time in Martha's Vineyard is out of the public's view

Shop owners cannot wait to see the first family in town. It's campaign time already, so this year there's a happy hour version of a straw poll, Obamarita verses Perry Berry Tea.

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