Last day of Hawaiian vacation
January 2nd, 2012
08:03 AM ET

Last day of Hawaiian vacation

Today is the last day for the Obama family vacation to Hawaii. Yesterday, President Obama and family visited the East-West Center to view the anthropological work of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. They also visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl to visit the grave of his grandfather, Stanley Dunham. They also spent time at the beach and President and Mrs. Obama went out to dinner.

So we'll see what the Obamas have in store for their final day before returning to DC to get back into their normal routine on Tuesday morning. They'll take a red-eye flight home from Hawaii tonight, leaving at 5:00pm Hawaii time. They'll fly through the night and return on Tuesday morning.


Topics: Hawaii • President Obama • The Family

soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. tomclements

    Boo hoo, better raise the debt ceiling!

    January 2, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  2. Republicans are lying fools

    Glad you enjoyed your vacation Mr. President! A safe return for you and your family. I can't wait until I see you do your thing again. I've gotten pretty sick of hearing the gobp candidates running around making stuff up and flat out lying. I know you will hit the ground running when you get back.

    January 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  3. tomclements

    polls show repubs as a group has an edge over obama. How could this be? I thought all these candidates were unqualified? Oh yes debt ceiling getting ready to go up, unemployment stll out of control, cut and run foreign policy despite warnings from commanders on the ground, no borders, universal healthcare, solyndra, EPA, pick a csar any zsar, OWS, global warming, Chinese dependence, foreign oil dependence, Bail outs, Stimulus spending, 2 month tax deals, anything to do with Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid, Acorn, Fannie and/or Freddie, first reckless 2 years of dramatic legislation,

    January 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  4. jerry

    well obama there went 4million dollars of the taxpayers hard earned money...while michael asks the poor taxpayers for just a $3 donation to reelect Barack Hussain Obama...hummmm. But, michael did surely pay for that $2,000 sun dress she wore the other day...didn't she? That $2,000 could have gone to the reelection campaign...could it not? Some of these very poor voters (she is propositioning) might have to give up a mcdonalds lunch...believe it or not, michael, $3 is real money to some.

    January 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • Jill

      Are you kididing me? All presidents and their families take vacations. You are an idiot sir.

      January 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • jerry

        I'm an idiot because...I don't agree with you? Let me are an angry single black woman.. Or is it you just act like it?

        January 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • ddblah

        Jerry, the only one who is angry is yourself. Look at the mirror.

        January 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Can't any of the CNN folks say wHous Hinee's first name?

        Is it Barry or Barack?

        I guess it depends on which country you are in and at the time you are in the Country! (wink)

        January 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
      • jean2009

        No jerry you are an idiot...facts are facts. The president has a home....he grew up in Hawaii which he considers home. Hawaii is where his sister currently lives, that is where his mother lived, it is where his grandparents lived...he has a house in Chicago which is currently rented.

        Ask yourself why George W. Bush vacationed at Kennebunkport...then realize that fact is you are an idiot.

        January 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
      • jean2009

        @geraldine (jerry) idiot....
        Did you notice that President Obama visited the grave of his grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham, who is buried at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl National Cemetery) in Honolulu?

        Thirty-four thousand veterans are buried at Punchbowl National Cemetery from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Stanley Armour Dunham (Stanley Ann Dunham's father) was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII, and also he was related to six U.S. presidents....James Madison, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

        So remember, President Obama shares a family tree with all those presidents, and can trace his roots back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

        January 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
    • older than dirt

      Jerry please go by the garage and let the air out of your head.

      January 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
      • jerry

        hahahha... thanks for the advise. I'm sure from one who already has!

        January 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • ddblah

      Jerry, she is Michelle, not Michael. Michelle is a name for girls and women. Michael is a boy's name.

      You need some basic education.

      January 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • jerry

        she kinda looks boyish...sorry about that.

        January 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        January 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Are you educated?

        Do you like Freedom or do you want to live in an Authoritarian State where Tyranny rules?

        January 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
      • jean2009

        I'm sure jerry is short for Geraldine.

        January 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  5. John

    This is one of those "they all do it" kind of things. The rules need to change for ALL of the elected officials. These people work for us and need to understand money is money – and it isn't their money.
    They ALL still don't get it.

    January 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • Jill

      So you are suggesting that Presidents and their families should not take vacations because they work for us? Who do you work for and do they allow you to take a vacation? Maybe you don't work and you are just jealous.

      January 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • jerry

      Perhaps we don't need these career politicians... Just good Americans who get in work for the people and get out...and don't continue to use their influence to gain more wealth and power. We voters do have the ability to put a stop to this...and I hope some day we get together and do just that.

      January 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
      • ddblah

        Jerry, you are right. We just don't need president or any other government people. They are a total waste of money.

        Wait, what about police, military and generals? Yeah, let them handle everything.

        That's actually happening in a lot of countries around the world. You would probably love it.

        January 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
      • jerry

        ddblah.....blah blah is about right... now there you go again. Now, how can anyone take you seriously?

        January 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
      • ddblah

        Jerry, you think others take you seriously? Has people around you ever taken you seriously?

        January 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • jerry

      @jill. and it does not bother you this carpetbagging politician has no home to return to for the holidays? He takes an elaborate vacation in Hawaii at the expense of hard working Americans... clearly in disregard to the millions of Americans who are suffering. Do you realize the risk to the safety of citizens and the secret service this obama character imposes with this king like behavior? I thought not. I guess you think he deserves this treatment because he is the first black that right?

      January 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
      • ddblah

        Yes, he is the president and he deserves all these (including you rant).

        January 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
      • jean2009

        @geraldine (jerry) read my post above and learn a little history.

        January 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  6. Bob

    Hope you also raised your complains when W was going to his ranch in Crawford, TX

    January 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • Bob


      January 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm |

    I love this picture, it show POTUS as nothing but a man and loving Father, look at him watching over his younger daughter as it appears someone is trying to embrace her.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm |