Sadly, the weather did not cooperate for the second half of the President's Hawaii vacation. It rained for four days straight. The weather was so bad, that the President was forced to go BOWLING on one of the days. Clearly, this abnormal tropical weather pattern was a direct result of the policies under the previous Bush Administration. Fed up with the rain, the President reluctantly headed back to Washington a day early.
President Obama checks out the new Hawaiian-themed golf bag he ordered for his
vacation this year.
The President invited Speaker Boehner for Mai Tais at the White House Mess hoping that the
Aloha spirit would help move the fiscal cliff negotiations forward.
Fresh Hawaiian leis were distributed during a White House briefing to illustrate the President's
determination to solve the fiscal cliff crisis as quickly as possible.
President Obama finishes up some last minute work before heading off to Hawaii
President Obama arrives in Honolulu
This year, President Obama is not taking any chances on losing any golf balls
Bo tries to fit in with the other local dogs in Hawaii
President Obama makes a mental note to leave Bo behind next time
Unable to decide which Obama looks best hiking the Maunawili trail, the White House
photographer goes for broke and uses all three
A private moment for the President at Pyramid Rock beach. Film at 11.
President Obama came up with his own Plan B to save Christmas in Kailua after Santa's sleigh was
grounded due to the no-fly zone over the island
On his last day in Hawaii, President Obama prepared himself for the fiscal cliff
challenges that lie ahead
After having to cut this year's vacation short, President Obama waves Aloha with
the promise to return again in 2013
President Obama announces his return to Hawaii (and that the House passed the fiscal cliff bill)
President Obama gets an early start on the beach on his first morning back in Hawaii
The President prepares for his annual feast at Alan Wong's Restaurant
The President shows off his unique bowling technique at K-Bay Lanes
With the First Lady nowhere in sight, the President
gets the shave ice he really wants.
President Obama drinks a toast at Nobu Waikiki to better
weather next time. Hana Hou!
Due to an unfortunate "chewing incident" last year involving First Dog Bo, the search for a suitable rental home was much more difficult this year.
In a clever move, the President was able to secure his rental home of choice by issuing an Executive Order that any pet-related damage would be covered by the "full faith and credit
guaranty" of the United States Government.
More information about President Obama's 2012 Kailua vacation home.
An exact replica of the official White House gate was built and flown out in advance to provide security and privacy for President Obama in his Kailua rental house
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