Obama steps out in Hawaii for shave ice treat - Forbes.com
Dressed casually in a black polo shirt, khaki shorts and flip-flops, Obama ordered a melon, lemon-lime and cherry shave ice at Island Snow, a store he has frequented during past trips to Hawaii.
He offered a ringing endorsement for his flavor combination, proclaiming it "really good."
Obama chatted with excited workers and asked them about their holidays as he placed about a dozen more orders for daughters Malia and Sasha as well as several family friends from Hawaii and Chicago who have joined Obama here. Obama's party stood outside enjoying their treats under cloudy skies.
The president spent much of the cloudy, drizzly Hawaiian day indoors at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, bowling with his daughters and playing basketball with friends.
The base has become a sanctuary for the president on his Hawaiian vacations. The president golfs on the base course, the first couple uses its gym for morning workouts and the first family often visits a secluded beach here.
But Obamas haven't had much in the way of beach weather. Clouds hung over the island of Oahu on Monday, and more rain is forecast throughout the week.
The Obamas are expected to stay in Hawaii through Jan. 2.