Fun in the sun
December 29th, 2011
05:43 PM ET

Fun in the sun

Working out, spending time with the kids, dinner out with  family and friends, golfing with your buddies… does this sound like your last vacation?  Mine either.  If you add a beautiful rental house on a lush Hawaiian island you’ve just described President Obama’s Christmas vacation on the island of Oahu.

Tuesday was family day.  In the afternoon the Obamas went to Hanuma Bay, a famous snorkeling spot.  The park is closed to the public on Tuesdays so they had the place to themselves.  According to CNN affiliate KITV the president and his family  and while there they released 4 green turtles into the ocean.  The 18 month old turtles were born and raised at Sea Life Park, and are tagged with microchips in their fins so if they can be identified if the come ashore again.  Later the President and his girls continued the aquatic theme and headed to Sea Life Park in Waimanlo, the former home of the recently released turtles.

Wednesday was a round of golf with friends at Ko'olau Golf Club in Kaneohe then dinner at one of the toniest restaurants in town.  The first couple dined at Alan Wong’s with 8 other friends and family.  Wong greeted both of the Obamas with a hug then fed them and the rest of their party a special tasting menu.

Alas, it’s not all play when you’re President of the United States on vacation.  President Obama still receives his National Security Briefing everyday.  But for a few more days he enjoy that briefing in the warm Hawaiian weather before returning to the cold reality of Washington, D.C.


Topics: The Family • Vacation

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. jerry

    and where is michael...and her ahh $2000.00 sun dress?

    December 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  2. 1FreeWorld

    Are they on a Golf Course?

    Of course not!

    The real story here is
    Obama Found for 1st Time Wearing Shorts and NOT ON A GOLF COURSE!

    What Logos/Pictures are on their T-Shirts and Shorts????,,,,

    Might be fun to guess!

    December 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • lisa2010

      you haven't been to hawaii, huh??? we all wear shorts and t-shirts, only when we're at work, and even then the men rarely wear a suit, but a casual shirt and long pants.. our weather is always in the 70s to 80s. theirs no reason in wearing a suit, unless you;re going to a funeral... lol or wedding... don't knock our weather...

      December 30, 2011 at 2:27 am |
  3. Republicans are a bunch of liers

    Friggin haters...shut up! OBAMA/2012

    December 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Obama and Holder will be in Jail before the 2012 election,,,,

      You know Constitution is the Law of the Land,,,,

      Can't be upsetting Mexico by running Guns over the Border to kill Mexicans and US Federal Agents,,,

      Ouch,,,

      BTW,,, do you know that Friggin is close to what the Trailor Trash Vice President Biden, the Potty Mouthed VP, said on National TV?

      Trailor Trash Biden,,,, LOL

      December 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
      • Ann Marie

        1free have you been to your shrink lately or just off your meds? You're insane

        December 31, 2011 at 11:41 am |
    • John

      Great contribution to the discussion. It is not hate if it is true. The truth hurts. As of yesterday BO set a record for most time spent on a golf course as a sitting president in a given year. The last record holder was – drum roll please – BO last year. And, the last record holder before that – BO two years ago. And please – hold the comments about how Bush did it. I didn't like Bush either – he gave us BO...

      December 30, 2011 at 6:51 am |
      • Ann Marie

        Great rationalization for your rant. All you Rethugs got now is that he plays golf? Please grow up.

        December 31, 2011 at 11:42 am |
      • Chopara

        HOT SPICE CIDER RECIPEIngredients1/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 tosapeon whole allspice1 tosapeon whole cloves1 cinnamon stick1/4 tosapeon salt1 pinch ground nutmeg1 large orange, quartered with peel2 quarts apple cider DirectionsPlace filter in coffee basket, and fill with brown sugar, allspice, cloves, cinnamon stick, salt, nutmeg, and orange wedges. Pour apple cider into coffee pot where the water usually goes. Brew, and serve hot.

        April 5, 2012 at 1:42 am |
  4. 1FreeWorld

    @B and @Dean and at @Jean2009

    """"We sell all of this High Tech weaponry to them and what positive result does it have for anything?
    We are just more -arms merchants- looking for oil resources.
    Meanwhile thousands of innocents are being murdered on the streets in Syria and the World watches !""""

    We need more CNN!

    I can't tell if you are a Lefty from the '60s or the '80s.

    Lefties CURRENTLY know where the Oil is,,,,
    Canada (Pipeline),
    Alaska,
    Gulf of Mexico,
    West and East Coasts.

    Lefties CURRENTLY want to send money to OPEC and Commie-based Brazil, Cuba, and Venezuela for Oil
    in order to REDISTRIBUTE (your) WEALTH.

    Commies in: Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, and China are all in cahoots to
    FIND Oil where Barack wHoose-Hinee Obumer and his administration
    are Destroying AMERICAN JOBS in the Gulf of Mexico (No Finding Oil There!),
    in Middle AMERICA (No Pipelines per Commie-based GreenPeace Advocates),
    and very close to Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia!

    Do you want to get rid of the WAR in the Middle East?
    Quit FIGHTING FOR OIL!

    OIL Mongers in the Middle East should
    Feast on their Plenty
    and allow their folks a living and
    give them the opportunnity to work within their Soverigen Nation!

    Open the Pipeline in the USA and allow Americans to make a living,
    and Start Finding Oil in the USA! (LOL,,, no more Foreign Wars for Oil, there Mate!)

    Get Oil in America, Baby, Get Oil in America and
    LET AMERICAN's Bring home the Bacon!!!

    December 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
    • jean2009

      @ 1FreeIDIOT.....go green and stay clean...that way we wouldn't need to sell arms. NO to the dirty Keystone XL.

      December 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  5. Peg - Az

    I'm glad they are having a nice holiday. What a cute bunch of kids.

    December 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  6. george of the jungle

    love hearing from all these needy desperate self centered repos. What a sorry bunch of loosers. Have a wonderful vacation first family and then come back and kick some more repo clown butt.

    December 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • Ann Marie

      Excellent post George

      December 31, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  7. george of the jungle

    love hearing from all these needy desperate self centered repos. What a sorry bunch of loosers. Have a wonderful vacation first family and then come back and kick some more repo clown butt. John you must really have a sorry life if you are keeping track of time spent on the golf courses by the presidents. What a wacko.

    December 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      We all live in a Yellow Submarine (by the Beatles)!

      Let's all sing,,,
      Yellow Submarine,,, Yellow Submarine,,,

      December 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  8. sara

    Even tho the intelligent ones know that the POTUS is always working, whether away from the WH or not, if any Prez deserves his vacations it's this one. He's been very busy the last 3 years babysitting a foot stomping, do nothing, but feed Congress and cleaning up the Huge Mess left by the last administration. Enjoy, Mr. President.
    Go to the ocean where the spirit of your mother and grandmother lies and keep dear to you the values and morals they gave to you as a kid. You will never fail, neither will America. Obama/Biden 2012

    December 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      The Smart Folks know that Obumer is adding to the Mess that Clinton, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mack did, along with SEIU, to Collapse the Housing Market.

      Obumer is just adding to it in the Clower and Piven – Collapse the USA Model.

      We need to Impeach this guy and throw out all the others in the next election!

      May God Bless the USA!

      December 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
      • Jill

        Your head is really in the toilet!

        December 31, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • jean2009

        @ Jill ....Didn't you mean his head is the toilet.

        December 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
      • jean2009

        The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was the reason for the mortgage melt down. Phil Gramm, James Leach, Thomas Bliley all three Repugnants....look it up. The rest of what you said is just the usual Faux lies and trash talk.

        December 31, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • Jill

      Well said!

      December 31, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  9. Jason

    One day soon, our reckless economic and military ignorance will be called an act of war. Who will come save us from ourselves? Will they say they are defending their strategic interests? What if they say they are protecting the freedoms of humanity and democracy?

    What if sound money and jobs are only possible when we aren't sending $5 billion out of this country every day?

    What if Christianity teaches peace and not preventative wars and aggression?

    What if we save ourselves?
    Ron Paul & Jon Huntsman 2012.

    December 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • Trace

      Jason, You can't be serious! Ron Paul has NO SHOT at winning the nomination. He's too old, too foolish, is a racist, homophobic, anti-semetic and an isolationist....that's just for starters. And Huntsman...well, a bowl of oatmeal is more exciting than that guy. Tell ya what, don't waste your time trying to sell america on these two losers, because the GOP/Tea Potty heads don't want them either....so why waste your time? Obama/Biden 2012 – seriously

      December 31, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    • jean2009

      I doubt Jon Huntsman would be caught dead running with a racist moron like Paul. .

      December 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  10. Trace

    wow....I just crack up at the knuckle dragging cretins. They've decided "FOOLs News AKA Fox" isn't a good enough place to spread their manure. But instead come here to really shine and stand out as complete turd blossoms. Problem is objective / intelligent people read these posts and DO NOT buy into the hate and stupidity these people need to be successful in swaying opinions. TOO BAD 4 them.......Our President will win a 2nd term relatively easy, because during serious times, serious people stand up and are accounted for. Its up to you America....Obama/Biden 2012

    December 31, 2011 at 11:11 am |
  11. Sinan

    No. The Toyota recalls only ateecffd less than 1% of sales. GMs success comes from solid American Engineering. A trait that was put down by corporate greed in favor for outsourcing even the engineering side of the company. Obama put an end to that by removing greedy corporate executives that are responsible for GMs failure.Give credit where it is due. Obama cleaned up GM, bought up stock with bailout money and now sold it back for a profit. American taxpayers made money from it.

    April 2, 2012 at 8:15 am |
  12. newport letting agents

    A person who values his time with his family is one of the best quality of a great leader.

    April 30, 2012 at 4:20 am |