Obamas Will Visit Yellowstone, Grand Canyon

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 4:47 PM CDT
Yellowstone National Park.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama will visit two national parks during a family trip to the Mountain West next week, the Denver Post reports. The first family will travel to to Colorado and Montana in addition to Wyoming, home of Yellowstone, and Arizona, where they'll see the Grand Canyon.

The trip is meant “to highlight our national park system," says White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, noting that it coincides with a no-fee weekend. Obama also will continue the presidential tradition of addressing the annual VFW convention in Phoenix, the AP reports.