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Obama gets shaved ice, watches dolphins

By Duane Shimogawa bio | email

HAWAII KAI (KHNL) - President-elect Barack Obama enjoyed part of his day at Sea Life Park. He then drew crowds of onlookers and fans as he stopped off for a snack with the kids at Koko Marina Shopping Center in Hawaii Kai.

So far this is the most the public has seen Obama during his 12-day vacation on Oahu. After another day at the Semper Fit gym on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, it was off for some fun and food in Waimanalo and Hawaii Kai.

Another day, another Obama encounter.

"History, in the making for my little guy, it was, i was lost for words and the whole time you could see my camera, i couldn't say anything," Julie Mora said.

The Mora family caught this video of Obama earlier on his vacation and friday they made a stop at Sea Life Park and wouldn't you know it, Obama was there as well.

"Faith, I don't know, we all voted for him so maybe it's a sign," Mora said. "If you care that much, you get to see him as often as you can when you're in Hawaii."

The Mora's also caught an adorable kiss on camera.

"I had no clue he was going to do that and especially when he kissed her, we were thinking of not washing her head for awhile," she said. "I'm just glad she didn't puke on him."

Obama spent around an hour and a half at Sea Life Park. They watched the dolphin show and then headed to the Koko Marina Center.

That's where Obama ordered a tuna melt from the Paradise Deli. But he didn't forget his daughters. He got them some shave ice at Kokonuts. The crowds flocked by taking pictures.

"We were just at the beach over there and we saw him arrive in a big convoy of cars, so we came over and he came out of his car and waved at everybody," Visitor Bernard Haven said. "We came all the way from Canada, we didn't expect to see him, but here he is, it's fantastic. They tell me it's the Obama Ohana, so it's great to see."

Obama, his wife and two daughters are spending almost two weeks on vacation on Oahu. So far, the family has kept a low profile, up until Friday.

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