Last year, the Obamas visited the National Parks at Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. At the time the visits were touted as a way to encourage other Americans to enjoy our national treasures. Just this past weekend, the Obamas visited Acadia National Park in Maine. I hope that the Obamas will continue to visit the various National Parks for the rest of President Obama's tenure, and I hope that his successor will do the same (and visiting some of those historic sites would be great as well).
As Ken Burns reminded us last autumn, out National Parks are indeed a real treasure that all Americans can enjoy, and it is important for any first family to help us to remember that.