Sunday, August 16, 2009

Obama Family Visits the Grand Canyon

Courtesy --Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images -- MSNBC
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia tour Hopi Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Sunday.

President Obama looks out over Hopi Point as he tours the Grand Canyon Sunday. (AP Photo)

Courtesy of Fox:

President Obama is back in Phoenix after touring the Grand Canyon National Park with his family.

The president's Grand Canyon visit on Sunday was a private affair with no public events. He plans a speech at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix on Monday.

Obama's motorcade passed by a large crowd of waving tourists who lined the roadway west of the park's main South Rim lodge area at midday. The family then toured an area known as Hermit Road, which has various lookout points, a rest area and a rocky but popular trail meant for experienced hikers.