Obama taking family to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon
Next Friday, August 14, they will fly out to Bozeman, Montana and the next day will visit Yellowstone National Park, home of the Old Faithful geyser, in nearby Wyoming. Later that day they head to Grand Junction, Colorado.
On August 16, it’s on to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. They end up in Phoenix for the president to address the convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Weather prediction: It’ll be hot in Phoenix. They’re back in Washington on August 17.
So it’s a fairly quick trip — not one of those where you load up the station wagon and drive for several thousand miles.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs imparted all this information at Friday’s briefing, and he said the visit was taking place during a “fee-free” weekend at national parks and that Obama hopes to inspire people to go visit the parks.
The Obamas’ real vacation is later in August, when they spend a week on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Photo credits: Obama golfing REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Bear cubs in Yosemite: REUTERS/National Park Service