Obama Baskin Robbins
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Barack Obama authored two best-selling books before becoming a United States president: Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

Obama grew up in Hawaii and continues to visit. While a shaved ice shop received much publicity when the Obama family was photographed there, it’s not the only place for frozen desserts with a direct connection to President Obama. We chose the Baskin Robbins on South King Street in Honolulu for our Author Adventures literary trail, where President Obama had one of his first jobs. His childhood home is close to it, though the home is not open to the public.


The White House, D.C.
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Though the walls are not loaded with presidential memorabilia, the employees are aware of the store’s connection to past President of the United States Barack Obama.





This is the third stop on our Hawaii Trail!


Patricia Smart