President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden descended on the island of Nantucket this week looking to preserve the sense of normalcy that the nation was so looking forward to over this holiday season.

The President and first lady brought a brood of children, grandchildren and their significant others to their island Thanksgiving getaway — along with the Secret Service apparatus, small flock of staff and gaggle of reporters that travels with the president — looking to send a signal to the rest of the country that it was time to return to traditions that had been skipped in 2020.
They went through their Thanksgiving routine: They had their feast with family on Thursday before walking through Nantucket on Friday, dining at a local restaurant and shopping at stores they have visited for decades before attending the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree. The President tweeted in support of small businesses and restaurants Friday, making good on his pledge to shop small during that afternoon stroll.