Obama Again Works Out on Marine Base

HONOLULU  — 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, his wife and their two daughters spent nearly seven hours at Titcomb's house.

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.

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