The group caught a dolphin show on Friday before visiting a touch pool and the sea lion exhibit, where food is the time.
In addition to daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, the group included Obama of the half-sister Maya Sotero-Ng, her husband, daughter and friend Eric Whitaker.
The press was allowed to take photographs for more than 20 minutes – far more than the typical photo opportunity in that case – before Obama asked the crew and the large crowd that had gathered to “let me eat in peace.”
The journey of the press pool accompanying the senior officials as the elected president or chairman is composed of about 15 representatives from all types of media – newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
Its purpose is to provide a public record of the activities of the official, a vital service in a democracy that works.
On Friday, the pool went with Obama to the gym earlier in the day and then returned to their hotel after the transition team said there would be no more events.
“With no more events scheduled for the day, a lid was called until further notice,” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the transition team. “The president-elect (later) decided to take the girls to a water park, we met and the pool as soon as possible.”
When visitors to the park recognized the president-elect, which began to break more photos and videos of Obama that the group of marine animals. A number of Secret Service agents kept people at a safe distance, asking viewers to continue walking after that the group is looking at a time.
The Obama are trying to establish a level of privacy of Sasha and Malia, as previous presidents have done with their own children. But it has been more than 30 years since a presidential child has been under the age of 10 years, and the thin line between keeping public opinion to the president-elect, while maintaining the privacy of children is not always intact clear.
Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter, was 9 years old when his father took office. Children of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush is cultivated when he took office, and Chelsea Clinton was 12 when President Bill Clinton took office. President George W. Bush ‘s twins Jenna and Barbara were 20, when his father became president.
Four days ago, Obama paparazzi staked out the ‘vacation home rental on the beach in Kailua public and snapped photographs of the family. The photos, especially one of Obama swimming in a straitjacket trunks, the media caused a fire.
The transition team rejected the photo of the president-elect, but is not pleased with the photos of children.