President Barack Obama arrives with Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI 2nd District) Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI] at Hickam Air Force base in Honolulu, Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, for the family's holiday vacation. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
HONOLULU (AP) - Some people seek adventure on their vacations,
others want comfortable routine.
Put President Barack Obama in the second category.
During his stay in Hawaii, his days have become predictable.
Almost every morning, he works out at a nearby Marine base. He's
also sure during his family's stay to treat daughters Malia and
Sasha to shave ice -- or snow cones -- at a local shop, and have
dinner with friends and family at a restaurant in the neighborhood
where he grew up.
A White House spokesman says, "Like most Americans, the
president knows what he likes in his own hometown."
To be fair, it's not easy for a president to be spontaneous for
security reasons. And other presidents have shown the same tendency to hunker down on vacation.