Saturday, January 2, 2010

Going Out for Some SNOWBAMA!

President Barack Obama has kept a low profile during his Hawaiian vacation, but the public got a glimpse of the first family when he took his daughters and friends for a treat on Friday. The group enjoyed a local treat of ice shavings and flavored syrup, while the President joshed with his friends about college football.

Obama and about 20 people drove to a shave ice store the president has visited during past trips to Hawaii. He ordered a flavor combination of lemon-lime, cherry and passion-guava syrups.

"It's the Snowbama," Obama said, noting that the store lists the combination on its menu.

He chose not to add sweet azuki red beans or ice cream, as some people do in Hawaii.

"I like my shave ice straight, no frills," said a casual Obama, wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts and sandals.

Courtesy: Huffington Post/AP