The Obamas Say Goodbye to Hawaii with a Final Full Day

Jan 4, 2011 3:06am

From ABC News’ Yunji de Nies and Sunlen Miller:

The Obama family had a full last day in Hawaii after nearly a two week vacation.

On Monday, the family hit the gym, the beach, got shave ice, visited the President’s grandfather’s grave, visited the zoo, and dined out.

After a morning workout, the first family spent a few hours at Pyramid Rock Beach on the Marine Corps base. 

Afterwards, the first family and friends, still in beach gear made their second visit this trip to Island Snow where they ordered shave ice. 

The president again oversaw the ordering of the shave ice, paying for everyone with a $100 bill.

After a brief visit back to their Kailua rental home the president and his daughters visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, otherwise known as Punchbowl Cemetery, where the president’s grandfather, a World War II veteran is buried. 

Afterwards the Obamas hit the zoo, an annual stop during their vacation.

President Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha walked by some primate exhibits that included White-Handed Gibbons and Ruffed Lemurs. 

“See the little monkey over there?” he said to the kids, pointing to the White-Handed Gibbons.

When Sasha saw the lemurs she yelled out “they are SO adorable!” 

The Obama group of more than a dozen was joined by a zookeeper, who was showing them around.

“Ready to go home yet, Mr. President?” a reporter in the pool shouted.

After the president was asked a second time, one of the kids in the group yelled, “No!”

After the zoo visit, the First Family and friends stopped for dinner at Lucy’s Grill and Bar, their only second time dining out this vacation.

The Obamas have departed Hawaii, and will fly overnight arriving in Washington, DC on Tuesday.

-Sunlen Miller and Yunji de Nies

 

 

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