Obama closes 2013 with 'shave ice' Hawaii treat

KAILUA, Hawaii Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:14pm EST

1 of 2. U.S. President Barack Obama carries a shave ice out of Island Snow near his vacation home in Kailua, Hawaii December 31, 2013.

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KAILUA, Hawaii (Reuters) - President Barack Obama celebrated the end of 2013 on Wednesday with a favorite Hawaii treat, a flavored icy dessert known as shave ice.

Obama, his children and some friends traveled down the coastline from their vacation rental to buy the treat before returning to spend New Year's Eve at home.

"I hope you guys have a great 2014," Obama told a small group of people who gathered to watch.

The president's shave ice flavor was cherry and lemon-lime.

(Reporting by Ikaika Hussey; Editing by Bill Trott)

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BlueOkie wrote:
The leader of the free world, and you report his shaved ice. Really?

Jan 01, 2014 10:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
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