Obama Hawaiian Vacation: Beach Day
If it’s Sunday in Hawaii, it must be beach day. Actually if it’s any day in Hawaii, it’s beach day.
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