Obamas depart Hawaii; first lady gets early 50th birthday present

First lady Michelle Obama is remaining in Hawaii while President Obama and their daughters return to Washington, the White House said early Sunday.

The president, Malia and Sasha left Honolulu late Saturday, but Michelle Obama stayed behind.

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“As part of her birthday gift from the President, the First Lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,” the White House said, according to a pool report.

The first lady will turn 50 on January 17.

The first family dined Saturday at Buzz's Lanikai, bringing their more-than-two-week vacation to an end.

The Obamas have made the steakhouse, which serves traditional Hawaiian fare and appetizers including Ahi sashimi, calamari, spring rolls and wontons, their last stop before heading to the airport in recent years.

Earlier Saturday, the president golfed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. His approximately three-hour round, with aide Marvin Nicholson and White House chef Sam Kass, was the fastest of his vacation, according to a pool reporter.