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President Obama's Vacation Is Better Than Yours

Gym, beach, golf, dinner.

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On the second day, the president went to a Diamond Head Classic basketball game. Oregon State, which played Akron in the game, is coached by Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson. Akron beat OSU.

On the fourth day, Obama got off to an early start with a workout at the gym. Then he played some golf. President Obama also made holiday calls to service members and their families.


The first family had a quiet Christmas morning on the fifth day of their trip, opening presents and singing carols. Later they made a trip to Kaneohe Bay Marine base to thank U.S. service members and their families.


The president then got lemon-lime-flavored shave ice and wished a happy new year to many people in a crowd gathered to see him. The Obamas spent New Year's Eve with friends at his vacation home.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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