January 3rd, 2011
09:46 PM ET
Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) - Trying to eke out one more day of vacation in warm Honolulu before heading back to winter in Washington, President Obama and his family hit the beach and made one more stop at their favorite shave ice shop, Island Snow.
The Obamas, family friends Marty Nesbitt, his wife Anita Blanchard and their kids, spent the day at Pyramid Rock Beach located on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in nearby Kaneohe Bay. The group made a quick stop for shave ice before returning to their Kailua vacation rental. White House chef Sam Kass was also spotted.
President Obama ordered a regular cone with green and red-colored shave ice. He greeted onlookers near Island Snow who were kept at a distance by the Secret Service. Obama, wearing sunglasses, a White Sox baseball cap, a polo shirt, shorts, and black flip-flops, was greeted to cheers and clicks of cameras and cell phones.
The Obamas will leave later in the evening Monday and arrive back in Washington Tuesday morning. One last shot of warm weather and sunny skies before heading back to Washington for the start of a new Congress and what could potentially be a frigid welcome.