HONOLULU (KHNL) - Senator Barack Obama is in Hawaii. His plane landed at the Honolulu International Airport shortly before 3:00 p.m. Friday.
Obama arrived with his wife, Michelle and their two daughters for a week-long vacation.
Thousands of people turned out at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park to hear the Hawaii-born senator speak.
Obama told the crowd, the purpose of the vacation on his home island is to visit his 85-year-old grandmother and rest with family before the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
He says he plans to get a plate lunch and might eat at a Zippy's restaurant and Rainbow Drive-In. He also says he's going to go bodysurfing.