President Barack Obama didn't waste time ditching Washington after the New Year's fiscal cliff drama concluded with a tax-raising deal. Air Force One quickly jetted off to Hawaii, the president's native state, where he's finishing up a delayed winter vacation, CNN.com reports.
While in the Aloha State, the president made few appearances in public, though he fit in at least five rounds of golf and worked out at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii gym nearly daily. He stayed with his family at a house in Kailua on the island of Oahu, the third largest of the state's 132 islands.
Obama left the island late Saturday. He returns to Washington with several pressing issues on his plate, including the federal government's debt ceiling. The president is also expected to make announcements on Cabinet positions soon.