According to Dailymail, President Obama and the First Family have landed in Hawaii tonight for a 17-day holiday together.
The family flew overnight in Air Force one, direct from Maryland to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They are not expected to return to Washington D.C. until January 4.
‘On Friday, December 19, President Obama and the First Family will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii. The arrival of Air Force One is open to pre-credentialed media and closed to the public,’ the White House said in a statement.
‘The President and First Family do not have any scheduled public events during their time in Hawaii.’
It is not yet known exactly where the Obama’s are staying this year, though it will be somewhere in Kailua on Oahu island, where they have stayed for the past three years.
During their year-end trips to the Hawaiian islands the Obama’s typically lounge around their rental home, venturing out only on occasion for shaved ice and dinner with their friends. First Lady Michelle Obama revealed on Monday that it’s her Christmas wish to spend this year’s holiday sleeping in late.
The Obama’s, including dogs Bo and more recently Sunny, have spent every Christmas since Barack was elected to president visiting the his birth place, Honolulu, which is coincidentally located in the beautiful Hawaiian islands.
In addition to culinary excursions the president generally spends his time on the golf course or working out at a local Marine Corps base.
He and the first lady usually make a special trip to the base to to wish the troops stationed there a Merry Christmas and to thank them for their service, as well.