Obama again works out on Marine base

President-elect Barack Obama has again made the trip to a Marine Corps base near his vacation home for an hourlong morning workout.
Obama and his friends from Chicago _ Eric Whitaker and Martin Nesbitt _ went to the Semper Fit gym on Marine Corps Base Hawaii's compound Sunday morning. The president-elect didn't speak to reporters but made small talk with folks who gathered by the road inside the secure base.
Marines and others on the secure base gathered on a traffic island waiting for a glimpse of Obama.
Afterward, Obama asked the visitors how they were doing and offered a drawn out "al-ohhh-ha." The group applauded.
During the afternoon, Obama's police-escorted motorcade took a two-hour scenic drive from his rental home to visit the North Shore residence of a high school friend, Bobby Titcomb.
On the way, Obama made a brief stop at the Turtle Bay Resort.
Obama and his family are spending 12 days in Obama's native state. The Obamas are trying to keep a low profile on the trip but Obama is receiving national security briefings. He has no public schedule through the New Year.
The forecast as for most days: balmy breezes, sun, occasional showers and temperatures in the mid-70s.

Updated : 2021-01-28 18:00 GMT+08:00