President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the annual White House picnic for members of Congress and their families this evening, complete with an outdoor fire pit on the South Lawn.
The picnic's theme is "Taste of The States." Above, President Obama arrives at the White House after hosting a "tele-town hall" for Senior Citizens, and looks at the smokey fire pit preparations.
Alaskan salmon will be cooked in the fire pit. Above: Getting ready for the picnic...
Update: A full post about the picnic is here. A transcript and video of the President's remarks is here.