FLOTUS and girls will say "Aloha" tomorrow
December 17th, 2010
12:12 PM ET

FLOTUS and girls will say "Aloha" tomorrow

WASHINGTON (CNN)– While President Obama may have to delay his trip to Hawaii for his Holiday vacation, Michelle and the girls will still plan on leaving tomorrow, the original departure date for the First Family.

In a statement from the First Lady's office, Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha will fly on Saturday on a smaller aircraft, a C40B, which is considered one of the most efficient planes in the fleet for the long flight to Hawaii. First Dog Bo will also make the trek. President Obama will join them when the Congress is out of session.

The whole family will return to Washington on New Year's Day.


Topics: Michelle Obama • The Buzz • The Family

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. tiredofgivingtilithurts

    oh good....we get to pay for a private 737 for the first family to go to the islands then Air Force One,the 747, to go a couple of days later. No tightening the belts when someone else pays the bill.

    December 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
    • Notfooled

      Yes you do. Could of been worse Michelle could have taken Air Force One too. Get over it and get some new material. This story is getting old. Besides President Obama was held up because finally the Repubs(after not working for two years) are working their asses off. President Obama is racking up the victories.

      December 21, 2010 at 4:11 am |
    • JAZZYJAH

      You really should get a life and stop the Repug talking points. Faux News overload!

      December 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  2. Dutra

    And who is paying for yet another extravagant holiday? You an I of course.

    December 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
    • Notfooled

      Of course just like we paid for the other Presidents. Hawaii is beautiful this time of year you should try it.

      December 21, 2010 at 4:14 am |
    • JAZZYJAH

      You didn't complain when Bush 2, Clinton and Bush 1 went on vacation so what's your problem? As quiet as it is kept, I have heard that some of these trips are paid for by the Obamas. They just don't broadcast it as Bush would have done (but never did pay for). I don't know if you remember but when Bush was asked what he missed most about being President - it was being able to travel on Air Force One - go figure.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  3. Notfooled

    Have a wonderful vacation. Hawaii loves you and are very proud of our President and his beautiful family.

    December 20, 2010 at 3:43 am |
  4. LIZ CARTER Iin GEORGIA

    @NotFooled, I AGREE! To you haters of this president and his family taking their CHRISTMAS vacation, while exercizing their presidential allowances to AIRFORCE ONE as all other presidents and their families have done, I SAY, GO TO HELL! Who's been paying for it before? You fools are just hateful and jealous! Media just didn't let you clowns know WHEN and WHERE previous presidents were traveling each and everytime! WE PAID FOR IT THOUGH! I WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE OBAMA FAMILY! YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE IT!

    December 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  5. Beacon of truth

    First familys need to stay together. It seens a very sad message to people of color. Michelle says mothers can't be trusted to feed their own, but to abandon the daddy to have her fun away is just wrong and it really shows what they are. Money takin greedy folks.
    The Usurper his wife, kids and mother-in-law have really taken us for a ride. Were broke and he vacations and has never ever proven to be our true president. He daddy is Kenya and that stops it!
    We all know it's a joke and he knows he has been covered 24/7. When and whom will bust the big fat bubble?
    Can this ever be corrected? Yes We the People will not stop till he is proven a fraud. HEY CNN why don't you help!!!!!

    December 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
    • Marie

      Instead of being on CNN.com, why don't you take some night school classes to improve your vocabulary and grammar? Just a suggestion.

      February 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
    • JAZZYJAH

      Wow! I don't think Santa is going to visit you this year.

      December 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  6. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @Beacon of Truth; I can tell that it's something that's suppose to be negatively hurtful to the president and his family, but, WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I hope I never have to try to get home using you as a beacon; I'm sure to be lost at sea, or on land! 'YOU GOT ME GOING IN CIRCLES', DA-DA-DA, OOOOH, ROUND AND ROUND I GO'!

    December 22, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  7. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    That's it, NotFooled!

    December 22, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  8. Winnie

    When you put your trust in God you will have victories. President Oboma Rock on.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  9. rosa

    If President Obama walk on water someone will complain.Why his family cannot take a vacation all the other presidents took vacation with family.

    December 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  10. JAZZYJAH

    Some of the comments here are very hateful. Did someone not get a gift for Christmas or maybe you were left a lump of coal. Even with the FLOTUS and children + Bo leaving on Dec. 17 and POTUS leaving today, he has taken many, many less vacations/trips than Bush/family did during the same time period Bush was in office. Why POTUS going on vacation is an issue for some folks is amazing. You didn't have a problem paying for the others but take issue with this President. Maybe there is something else lurking beneath the surface. Such hate during the Holiday Season.

    December 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm |