Obama starts 2015 with 'shave ice' outing in Hawaii

US President Obama stops for shave ice with daughter Malia in Kailua during Hawaiian holiday vacationHONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters enjoyed shave ice, a frosty flavored Hawaiian treat on New Year’s Day while vacationing near Honolulu. Accompanied by friends, Obama and his two teenage daughters visited shave ice vendor Island Snow near the home where the first family is vacationing in Kailua until next week. Obama ordered shave ice with flavors melon, cherry and lilikoi, a Hawaiian fruit. More than 40 people gathered to see Obama on one of his few public outings over his two week vacation. Obama could be heard saying, “Happy New Year. …

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