Obama Hawaiian Vacation: Beach Day

December 27, 2009

If it’s Sunday in Hawaii, it must be beach day. Actually if it’s any day in Hawaii, it’s beach day.

OBAMA/But for President Barack Obama Sunday was the first day for a real  beach outing since he arrived in Kailua for the presidential Christmas break last Thursday.

Obama and family ventured out to Pyramid Rock Beach on a nearby Marine Corps base where the president stopped briefly yesterday we imagine to scope out the waves considering that Obama is known to locals as a more than adequate bodysurfer.

The traveling press has had no sighting of the president so far today and is waiting at the golf course, so no chance of getting any presidential beach shots to rival the photo from last year (you know the one that I mean).

Aside from athletic pursuits that included a gym workout and basketball game in the morning, Obama had security briefings on the Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a passenger plane on Christmas Day and then on an incident today of an ill Nigerian passenger on the same flight, different day (as the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction).

Who knows what the rest of the day will bring. It’s only noon in Hawaii, we’ve been following the president since 6:30 a.m., and haven’t seen him yet today….

The photo was taken Saturday when Obama briefly stopped to check out the beach.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

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Ahhh, nice warm sunshine! I wish I was there :o). I know the president has been busy dealing with the Detroit airline incident, but hopefully they still had a great Christmas.

Posted by hockeybear | Report as abusive

The president should enjoy his vacation because 2012 is not far off and he will be out of the White House ( our house) and back in Chicargo where he belongs with the rest of the crooks, socialist and terroist (whom he is sending to Illinois).caravans

Posted by FriendyAnil | Report as abusive

Welcome back to Kailua, Mr. President and the Obama Ohana. I hope the weather improves for the rest of your visit. We are proud you want to spend your holiday with us. Aloha.

Posted by olomanagal | Report as abusive