Updated at 9:48 pm ET
President Obama and his entourage hit the beach today.
The president figured if he was going to be in sand traps anyway, he might as well be near the ocean.
Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Actually, information on Obama’s golf skills is very scant. For all I know he’s going to throw the election so he can get on the PGA tour.
From the pool report.
Presidential motorcade left Kailua rental compound at 11:33 a.m. local time and returned to Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, passing through the gate 11:36 a.m.
A White House official said the First Family and friends would spend the afternoon at Pyramid Rock Beach at the Marine Base. No details were provided as to which friends.
UPDATE: A stop for frozen treats:
The presidential motorcade left Marine Corps Base Hawaii at 3:30 p.m. The motorcade had more than a dozen vehicles, including nine Chevrolet Suburbans.
At 3:35 p.m. the motorcade stopped at Island Snow in Kailua, a traditional stop for POTUS and family for shave ice. A throng of about 60 people gathered in the parking lot and on the sidewalk in front of a row of shops adjacent to Island Snow with cell phone cameras held over their heads to try to get a photo of the president.
POTUS was wearing a Chicago White Sox baseball cap and sunglasses.
“We’re going to see the president!” Byeong Yoon said to his daughter, 6-year-old Isabelle, as they watched from the parking lot. “For real?” his daughter said.
About 15 people got shave ice and then returned to motorcade vehicles. The motorcade left Island Snow at 3:58 p.m.