The Vikings were the first Europeans to find the location now favored by folks for summer visits, and media seemed to have found and filmed a Presidential "ride by" in Martha's Vineyard, (see the video attached to this story by the Associated Press), so perhaps a little history would be of interest.
From the book MARTHA'S VINEYARD (by Henry Franklin Norton. Copyright 1923 by Henry Franklin Norton and Robert Emmett Pyne, Publishers) which is listed at the website history.vineyard.net, this location favored by many was formerly called "Noepe" by the Indians, and means "in the Midst of the Sea."
According to the Washington Post, the president rode by media with 15-year-old daughter Malia, and the first lady rode with 12-year-old daughter Sasha. Also mentioned in the story, Obama was briefed on the violence in Egypt by national security adviser Susan Rice, who is traveling with the president.
Martha's Vineyard has an airport, MVY, according to tripadvisor, and happens to be "... the largest island on the southeastern coast of Massachusetts," according to the information given at the history site. It is "... twenty miles long and nine miles wide and but a few feet above the sea level in the eastern part, which is known as the Plains, one of the largest tracts of level ground in New England."
The first Europeans that visited Martha's Vineyard were "the Northmen," who landed about the year 1000 A.D., naming the place Vineland. Said the historical website:
"In some of their writings have been found descriptions that can be of no other place than Martha's Vineyard."
National Security advisor Susan E. Rice, according to a story in USA Today, is in charge of giving Presidential Daily Briefings, and according to the AP raw video released, Obama had a statement for media.
He's having a "great time as always" on vacation on Martha's Vineyard. The family went on what was described as a late morning bike ride Friday through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Obama is scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday.