Air Force One arrives in Hawaii with President Barack Obama at Hickman AFB to join his family to begin his holiday vacation.
10 days of fun in the sun, away from hating congressmen and politicians.
The president rented a 5 bedroom $7.9 Million estate in Oahu.
Obama’s vacation consisted largely of trips to the gym to work on his abs and a few trips with his long time friends to the golf course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The first family also enjoyed a snorkeling trip to popular Hanauma Bay and a stop for shaved ice.
TMZ even caught President Obama enjoying some time in the sun playing football with some of his buddies. He took on the position of quarterback and threw a few touchdowns all while sacrificing his body when he dived into the sand to catch a few balls.
After that, the Obamas headed to the East-West Center in Manoa. They checked out an exhibit featuring the anthropological field of the President’s late mother.
On Christmas the First Family Attended Church in Hawaii.
Before their vacation ended, the First Family visited the President’s maternal grandfather’s grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
Aides say Obama spent a bit of time on vacation brainstorming ideas for his Jan. 24 State of the Union address, where he will lay out an agenda that will also serve as the basis for his upcoming reelection campaign.