President Obama will wrap up his vacation Sunday evening and return to Washington, but not before squeezing every last ounce out of his Martha's Vineyard vacation with an evening trip home.
After Obama choppered to Cape Cod from the Vineyard, Air Force One departed from there at about 6:45 pm ET, and Obama was back at the White House at 9:35 pm.
The president had been scheduled to depart Cape Cod at 9:45 pm and arrive back at the White House at 11:15 pm but bumped up his departure late Sunday afternoon.
Earlier, Obama could be found playing "one final round of vacation golf," the pool report noted, "at Farm Neck Golf Club with Glenn Hutchins, Robert Wolf and Cy Walker."
The president has been criticized for continuing his vacation even as the death toll in Louisiana climbed to 13 this week after the recent, devastating floods.
The White House announced late this week that the president will travel to the Pelican State on Tuesday to inspect the damage. The announcement came after a newspaper in the state, The Advocate, called on the commander in chief to cut his vacation short.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards defended the president Sunday in an interview with CNN and said an immediate presidential visit would've gummed up relief efforts.
"The president and Valerie Jarrett asked me when would be a good time for a visit. I asked them to let us get out of the response mode where we were still conducting searches of houses and we were still making rescues," the Democratic governor said.