Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama boards the plane to leave Honolulu.
Obama heads back to mainland
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, their two daughters and family friends ended their weeklong Hawaii vacation this morning.
Several neighbors came outside to wave goodbye as the Obama motorcade left his Kailua vacation rental at about 9:25 a.m.
As the motorcade approached a private hangar and Obama's campaign airplane at Honolulu International Airport, one woman held up a makeshift cardboard sign that read: "Shaka Baracka."
The motorcade arrived at the private hangar at about 9:55 a.m.
With handshakes and hugs, Obama and his wife said goodbye to Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and his wife, Gail, before boarding the campaign plane just after 10 a.m.
Media pool report