They had been finishing up at camp, and their absence was noted when Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their dog, Bo, arrived on this picturesque Massachusetts island last Saturday for the family’s fourth summer vacation since Obama took office. It’s the first time the girls came separately from their parents.
Obama, who played 18 holes of golf every day but one this week, cut his game to just nine holes Thursday before returning to the family’s $7 million Chilmark rental home to see 15-year-old Malia and 12-year-old Sasha. Reporters had been given the signal that Obama would spend the rest of the day on the property.
He had joked several weeks ago about feeling lonely at the White House because his children were away.
The White House announced the girls’ arrival Thursday afternoon by email.
Obama is scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday "
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