Obama’s Vineyard Vacation Day 5: Biking, Beach Lunch
VINEYARD HAVEN (CBS) – The First Family rode their bicycles Tuesday as they continued their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.
President Obama, his wife Michelle and his two daughters Sasha and Malia left Blue Heron Farm mid-morning to embark on their trip to Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury.
The president greeted a small crowd as he was seen riding with daughter Malia later in the morning.
The First Family then went to grab some lunch at the same private beach in Edgartown they visited on Sunday.
Before the trip, President Obama was briefed about Hurricane Irene and its possible path, developments with world markets and the U.S. economy, and the work of his economic team while he prepares his post-Labor Day address.
President Obama later spoke with French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the ongoing situation in Libya, and both agreed that Muammar Gaddafi and his staff need to relinquish their power. Both presidents also discussed the global economic situation.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest says, ‘the president didn’t feel the earthquake today.’ The earthquake occurred just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and was centered near Richmond, Virginia.
Others on Martha’s Vineyard say they felt the quake.
A White official says the president held a conference call with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and many other key officials. He was told there are no initial reports of major damage from the earthquake.