Obama sees sea life at Hawaii park, goes to beach

AP News
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 8:15 PM

President Barack Obama, family and friends visited sea animals and the beach during their weekend Hawaii vacation activities.

Obama, his daughters and his half-sister spent about an hour Saturday at Sea Life Park, a marine center east of Honolulu in Waimanalo. Sea Life Park has animals including dolphins, sea lions, penguins, stingrays and sea turtles.

The first family and friends later drove to the beach at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

The Obama family and friends had Sea Life Park mostly to themselves during their visit because it hadn't opened yet.

When their motorcade returned to the vacation home in Kailua, they were greeted by a group of protesters calling themselves "disaffected Democrats." They waved signs saying "we love you" and "support the public option."