President Obama arrived in his native Hawaii for 17-day holiday vacation with the family. President Obama confessed in his year-end news conference that he was “eager to skip town.” He did just that this weekend, jetting to his birthplace of Hawaii for his annual surfside respite, recharging before plunging into what he hopes will be a more productive 2014.
The president, smiling and visibly relaxed, stepped off Air Force One and onto a warm and breezy Honolulu tarmac shortly before midnight Friday. He was accompanied by his wife, Michelle; their two daughters, Malia and Sasha; his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson; and the family’s Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny. Obama spent some time golfing to unwind and relax.