It's that time of year again. The President and first family are officially on vacation in their usual wintertime spot, Hawaii, to soak up some sun and enjoy a bit of family time this holiday season.
While we're all for presidents enjoying themselves, we're also all for mocking their funny vacation photos (see, they are just like us...kinda.)
President Obama has come under fire for taking vacations both at inopportune times (his August 2011 Martha's Vineyard vacation sparked debate about when is a good time for a president to actually vacation; Michelle's August 2010 getaway to Spain also angered critics) and with high price tags (the President's 2011 Hawaii trip reportedly cost American taxpayers $4 million.)
Below, a few of our favorite embarrassing photos of our (recent) presidents while on vacation.
Ok so he was Vice President at the time, but the '80s really weren't kind to anyone, including Bush and his son, Jeb (seen here in August 1983). (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Liaison)
George H.W. Bush reacts to a putt missed by Jeb while on vacation in Kennebunkport, August 1989.
George H.W. Bush walks the wintery streets of downtown Kennebunkport while on vacation in 1989. We know it's cold in Maine in the winter, but this hat has got to go.
Bush1 reacts to a missed putt while playing golf with Bush2 at Kennebunkport's Cape Arundel Golf Club while on vacation in August 1990. Bush2's look is totally priceless--and nice hats fellas.
George H.W. Bush reacts to a shot he took while on vacation in November 1992 in Boca Grande, FL.
Then President-elect Bill Clinton took a run during his stay on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for Renaissance Weekend, December 31, 1992. Just no.
Then president-elect, Clinton played volleyball in Santa Barbara in November 1992. (PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Clinton was <em>really</em> into the game on Hilton Head on New Year's Eve 1993. (ROBERT GIROUX/AFP/Getty Images)
Why the sad face? President Clinton misses a putt on his first day of vacation in Martha's Vineyard in August 1993.
Mr. President--seen here in Arkansas in January 1995--just...don't. (PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
See, presidents<em> are</em> just like us! The Clintons took the quintessential American vacation shot of the 1990s while white-water rafting on the Big Kahuna Rapids of the Wyoming's Snake River in 1996.
On vacation in Wyoming in August 1996. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/Liaison)
President Clinton scrutinizes the double scoop of blueberry ice cream he was served at Martha's Vineyard's Mad Martha's Ice Cream Shop in 1997. What is that not enough ice cream for you, Bubba? And don't get us started on Hillary's headband...we shudder at the thought of our own collection.
'I'm so happy to be swimming!" Clinton seems to say in this 1998 St. Thomas vacation photo. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
President Clinton watches as his golf ball heads into the trees while on a Martha's Vineyard vacation in August 1999. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
George W. sweats it out during a round of golf in August 2002. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Oh look, a 2003 Bush family outing around the Kennebunkport property on Segway scooters!
Ok, so he wasn't President yet, but this is no way to get yourself elected. Obama "rides" a wave in Hawaii in August 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
On New Year's Eve in 2009, Obama made the classic golf player gesture as he watched a golf ball after putting at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Obama seems to have issues eating ice cream cones. This photo was taken while the family was on a weekend vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 16, 2010.
Is the shaved ice <em>really</em> that cold? Obama takes a lick while on holiday vacation in Hawaii in 2010. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
We're not really sure what this is about but we're betting he was worried about his 9th hole put in December 2010. (Photo by Cory Lum - Pool/Getty Images)
The President got a mouth full of little baby fingers on Christmas Day 2011 on the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The kid didn't know he's the president... (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)