Obamas Leave Vineyard, Head to Nawlins

President will mark 5th anniversary of Katrina
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 29, 2010 10:06 AM CDT
Obamas Leave Vineyard, Head to Nawlins
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia get set to board Marine One in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., en route to Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and heading for New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The president and his family boarded a Marine helicopter today, the first leg of a trip that will take them to the Crescent City.

The 10-day vacation was filled with golf outings, visits to the beach, dinners out and plenty of downtime. Heavy rain washed out four days of the holiday soon after the Obamas arrived, but when the weather cleared it was perfect for their second straight August at a rented private farm compound. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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