The Obama family hikes on Acadia National Park's Cadillac Mountain in Maine on July 16, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
If the president ever invites you somewhere, you should seriously consider accepting his (or her, as the case may be) offer.
In this case, President Barack Obama has declared September National Wilderness Month by Presidential Proclamation, and in a lofty and stirring proclamation he's inviting "all Americans to visit and enjoy our wilderness areas, to learn about their vast history, and to aid in the protection of our precious national treasures."
Well, I may have just returned from two weeks of outdoor recreating, but what I'm hearing is that the leader of my country wants me to get out there and enjoy our wilderness areas. It might even be considered unpatriotic to stay indoors this month.
I do not want to let him or my country down. I'll see you outside.
You can read the full Presidential Proclamation online.