Thoroughly enjoying my vacation in Hawaii. Perfect weather, temperatures in low to mid 80's with nice cooling trade winds. Will be staying in Honolulu, not planning to go to outer islands of Maui and Kauai on this trip. Aloha spirit is overwhelming, the locals here are more than eager to help you whereever you go, unlike anywhere else in this nation. If only Congress would adopt this same aloha spirit, this nation would be a much better place.
p.s. - Played golf at the Klipper Course on Kaneohe Marine Base this past Wednesday. It is considered to be one of the finest military golf courses in the nation. Did not realize Obama would be playing the course later that day prior to his returning to Washington that nite to deal with "fiscal cliff" issue. Security was extremely tight, with Secret Servive personnel everywhere, many with German Shepard guard dogs. We were on the back nine when Obama teed off on the first hole. Did not stick around after the round to try to get a glimpse of Obama. Still, just knowing Obama, the greatest US President ever, was there playing the same course at the same time you were playing made for a very exciting experience. .