Skip to comments.President Obama's Last Day in Hawaii
Posted on 01/04/2010 12:33:23 AM PST by Red Steel
President Obama and the First Family spent 11 days, 10 nights on Oahu.
Now they're packing up for their return flight home to the winter weather of Washington, D.C.
The president is spending his final hours on Oahu soaking up the sun outdoors.
And ever since he's arrived, he's managed to fit in trips to the beach, a movie, even a stop for shave ice.
Scott Miscovich has seen it all, living on the same street as what has been coined the First Family's Winter White House.
"Been interesting, we've had protestors, a lot of people coming just to observe," said Miscovich.
Not to mention the number of U.S. Secret Service, police and Coast Guard crews that have staked claim to his neighborhood.
And it's been hard for him not to notice each time the president passes by.
"He left a lot, sometimes three times a day or more," said Miscovich.
On his final day in Hawaii, President Barack Obama didn't deviate from his morning routine, hitting the gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii for a quick workout.
After that it was off to the greens for a round of golf at Kaneohe's Klipper Course.
"He's doing things I think my kids or if I went away would come back I'd want to do also," said Miscovich.
Like exploring Sea Life Park, a date night dinner and of course, shave ice.
"He did yeah they were out and about a lot, I heard Island Snow and so they were out quite a bit," said Kailua resident Kyla Murray.
Still, day after day, many folks flocked to Kailua beach, hoping they'd see the First Family up close.
"Yeah we even came down here a few times with the camera trying to see if we could catch a glimpse," said Murray.
And remember Chris Behnke, the Punahou alum here visiting family for the holidays? He's still been following the first family.
"Spent a good part for the first few days on the beach near his vacation home," said Behnke.
So far, he's got nothing that compares to this shot he snapped of Mr. Obama back in 2008.
But Sunday he got a tip to head to the Honolulu Zoo. It's a place the Obamas have visited on previous trips.
"Perhaps maybe I'll see the First Lady and the kids here, I don't know, so just gonna stick around and see what happens," said Behnke.
How much did this vacation cost the tax payers?
anyone else notice the new paint job on AF1 ?
a shiny BLACK underbelly .....weird
Reporters asked the first family if they were ready to return to the Mainland, according to a pool report.
No! was the group response, led by President Obama. First lady Michelle Obama added, according to the pool report,Lets stay. Well all stay. Are we all in? Im trying to mount a coup.
>How much did this vacation cost the tax payers?<
somewhat less than Bush’s occupations
of Iraq and Afghanistan
Obie’s last week could be a teachable moment for those who would be willing to learn. I firmly believe he is closing in on a nervous breakdown. Very, very detached involved in mindless activities to keep himself from having to face reality and hiding behind his children to avoid the press. Using them as human shields, if you will.
did George and Laura abandon the White House over the Holidays ?
Do you have a point?
I smell a rat.
How many millions of people have voted for the first time because of Obama’s holiday in Hawaii?
How many millions of people have been rescued from a fanatic, thuggish theocracy because of Obama’s holiday in Hawaii?
Why would you try to boast about Obama’s holiday being cheaper than an existential war against fundamentalist Islam? Oh yeah, because you’re a Troll.
the wars were needed.
not the occupations.
These people really do think they are the Romanov's.
The Pres staying in the WH is an empty gesture, though obama’s coming back to DC and summoning all his agency heads to do the same, after the Christmas Day al Qaeda attack, would have been a strong and masterful gesture. Guess Axelrod couldn't talk his wobbly puppet friend into giving up the golf course.
Pres Bush and Laura spent most of the govt’s off time at their home in Crawford, TX