President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 6

Published: Dec. 26, 2013 at 7:53 PM HST
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KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) - After signing several bills Thursday, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters traveled across Oahu to hike at Manoa Falls, a popular, easy tropical trail that leads to a 150-foot waterfall.

Hikers seemed surprised to see the first family arrive. Security kept many hikers from entering the trail as the family started their hike, which lasted about one hour.

Husband and wife Paul and Kathy Besser of Sunnyvale, Calif., said they were excited at the prospect of hiking near the Obamas. Kathy Besser said she hoped the first family would see the kids in her group of 10 hikers.

Besser said she was OK with security restricting access to the trail because she thinks the Obamas deserve privacy on their vacation.

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