Saturday, October 5, 2013

National Parks CLOSED

 October 5, 2013

 I am linking up with Gemma's  Scenic Weekend 
 also please visit with Oh, the places I've been @ Tablescaper And Our World Tuesday

I am sharing my views of our National Parks..which are now CLOSED due to the shutdown.

Our government should be ashamed of themselves...the politicans are acting like children instead of doing the job they were elected to do..FOR THE PEOPLE..not for Corporations and not for themselves.

I hope they can come to some kind of agreement and end this silly shutdown..put furloughed workers back to work and open our National Parks. Not only is it a loss for the visitors.. the National Park System and the local economy is taking a, stores and restaurants will all lose business.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Arches National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Canyonlands Natiional Park, Utah

Cascades National Park, Washington

Everglades National Park, Florida

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Glacier National Park,, Montana

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Hawaii

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina


Lassen National Park, California

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Redwoods National Park, California

Olympic National Park, Washington

Sequoia National Park, California

Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive Virginia

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yosemite National Park, California

Zion National Park, Utah

Millions of people from the USA and from around the world visit our National Parks every year.. In the year 2012...280 million people visited the National Parks..As you can see hubby and I also love our National Parks...Over the years, hubby and I have visited many of the National Parks around the USA. I can not imagine being turned away and not allowed to enter. I feel sorry for the people who were made to leave, who reserved hotel rooms and planned a yearly vacation all around visit the National Parks. Hubby and I have a trip planned soon to visit Carlsbad National Park and Guadalupe Mtns Nat'l Park.. I am hoping this shutdown is over before our trip..

I hope you enjoyed my scenic weekend post.  I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.  

 Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by to see my post and thanks to Gemma for hosting Scenic Weekends. also thank to the host @ The Tablescaper
thanks also to the hosting team at OurWorldTuesday


  1. Wonderful pictures Eileen...... great views.
    We here in Europe don't understand there is nothing more,
    that disagreement in politics may have so much impact
    Also sad for the people who have no job or money anymore.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Greetings and a nice weekend, Joop

  2. wow, what a great overview of the National Park. so neat! ( :

    i keep trying to figure out how it is effecting the government - it seems it is effecting the little person instead. the workers, the ones who wish to visit the national park ... i don't understand & i don't see what it keeps going on. when are these grownups going to be adults NOT KIDS. so silly & completely DUMB. ) :

  3. Such breathtaking scenery. So love the rock formations. I am so sorry about the closures impacting on so many innocent people.

  4. No question. Sad, shameful, ridiculous for duly elected politicians.

  5. A tribute . . . perfect post Eileen. You said it best . . .
    It is shameful!

    Bet their salaries/monies didn't get pulled out from under them!

  6. Wonderful place and fantastic images .. As it says a song .. heaven is a place on earth .. Take care ..

  7. Politicians play politics.

    We enjoy Nature.

  8. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful images of our National Parks. Let us hope that Congress can get their act together soon.

  9. Wonderfull fotos great cayon and Bryce, a wonderfull memory for me whem i travel this country,great cayon beautifull because great, but i have love the smaller Bryce for the color.
    have nice day fall, from Belgium.and my two golden retriever : Cerise and zitable "13;5 years old"

  10. You have such majestic national Parks and I am hoping to visit a few of them in years to come. But this shutdown is just unbelievable. I cannot imagine how angry tourists must be feeling after spending so much money to get to the USA and then not being allowed into the parks. These politicians need to have their heads banged together.

  11. Love your pics! We enjoy visiting our National Parks, as well. I can't imagine planning a trip, then not being able to see the park because of the government misbehaving. It's very sad.

  12. Maravilhosas imagens
    assim posso conhecer paisagens bonitas do seu páis

  13. Hallo Eileen!!!
    I saw it on the tv news!
    What a shame!!!All your pictures are breathtaking!!!Beautiful parks and nature!!Wonderful photos!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!!Hugs!!

  14. Gorgeous! Those all look like amazing places to visit.

  15. °º °º✿✿
    Espero que esse impasse seja resolvido porque os parques nacionais são santuários ecológicos que ensinam como é importante proteger a natureza.

    Bom domingo!
    Boa de semana!
    ♫ ¸.•°♫♫♫

  16. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your tour of the National Parks. I have only been to a few of them. Your photography is spectacular! I especially loved the rainbow in the gorge. Wonderful.

  17. You have said it all. It is really blackmail. You have visited some majestic parks. I would be furious if I had travelled to the states for a vacation and found everything shut, not only the parks but museums too.

  18. Your photographs are wonderful, Eileen. I can count on one hand the number of national parks that I have visited that you have shared. I hope, too, that the government ends the shutdown. I agree they are acting like children.

  19. What a wonderful compilation of our gorgeous parks.

    I host a weekly link party called "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" and would love to have you join. The link goes up Thursdays at 7 pm EST. Hope to see you there!

    - The Tablescaper

  20. :( this is such a sad post. Shut down due o politics. :( And nothing you can do about it, I really hope they will come to their senses.

  21. Hi Eileen,

    My goodness! You have compiled such a rich array of beautiful national parks, each of them glorious in its own special way. What a shame regarding the shutdowns!!

    Thanks for sharing and bringing to light the darkness of politics that so many times affects the beauty of nature's wonders.


  22. Wow Eileen, you did visit a lot of national parks, good for you....hey come link up with us for Travel Photo Mondays, hope you can join?

  23. Hi
    I love your collection of photos of our beautiful National Parks in the United States. We have an Eagle Pass and have enjoyed visiting Lassen National Park and other National Parks in our area. Thanks for sharing.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner.

  24. I agree. These are wonderful parks and your post shows just how fortunate we are to have all of them. I hope they are reopened soon.

  25. Hi Eileen,
    It truly is sad that these beautiful parks are currently closed:( But thank you so much for celebrating them by sharing your wonderful images of them.

  26. We love the National Parks too. You've visited quite a lot and these are all great pictures. Here's hoping Congress gets their act together soon.

  27. Such a pity that the government has shut down all those beautiful parks. It is good for nothing and nobody. Your country is so beautiful! Thanks for showing all those places.

  28. Oh, don't even get me started on our government -- I'd rather say "some" government because I hate to claim it as ours!! This whole shut down is so incredibly stupid and useless!! But thank you so much, Eileen, for sharing these beautiful pictures!! All we can do is hope that they do get their act together and SOON!! Hope you have a great week!

  29. Wow, you have visited so many of the national parks. Nice photos of their beauty. As far the government shutdown, it's a disgusting tactic for those who can't be effective at the job they were elected to do!

  30. Thanks Eileen for that wonderful tour of those awesome landscapes, disappointingly i might not be able to see. They are all postcard-ish shots, so beautiful. An earthquake just hit a province here of tectonic origin, and 2 old 16th century churches collapsed while others have damages. I am wondering what happens if the earthquakes happen beneath those landscapes, might be very scary!

    By the way Eileen, i have some birds, i thought about you, i should have borrowed your lenses!

  31. I agree with you. Enough is enough.

    BTW, so jealous. I also want to visit as mnay national parks as I can.

  32. Beautiful collection of National Park photos. I also hope things are soon sorted in the US - the ripples effect all around the world.

  33. Impressive landscapes! Love the National parks in the US.But I have only been to a few!

  34. Your post hit home to me because I have written about one of our beautiful National Parks in Victoria, Australia.
    I am sorry to hear that your parks are closed, hoping it is resolved quickly.

  35. This is really sad Eileen, i hope the goverment wakes up! This is so importent!!

    Take care U:)))

  36. Most of the parks you show here I have seen myself over the years in the 90th when my American aunt was still alive. It's a shame what happens in the States, honestly for European people it's very hard to understand !

  37. I hate that the parks were closed for so long. Your pictures are wonderful!

  38. Gorgeous images and a well written post. My family loves to visit the National Parks; we have visited many that you feature and plan more soon.

  39. A very enjoyable post Eileen, thankyou.

  40. Wonderful photos,Eileen!Great views!

  41. So much of the shutdowns..and the "no more tours of the White House" all seem like revenge...punishment and etc. Makes me sooo mad !!
    Thanks for posting such lovely photos of the parks.

  42. I have said it before, the nature outside your door is amazing and i really want to visit your country.

    Just love it!!

    Take care U:)

  43. Splendid photos! Truly, great collection of photos..Specially love the Rainbow shot.

  44. wow this is so sad!!! i have been to some of these beautiful parks
    what a shame.

    thanks for passing it along

  45. I love your images. Many places I have bee to as well. I hope you come to Canada, if you haven't already!

  46. Dearest Eileen;
    I've never visited your great country and how sad to hear these places even I know some of them are closed.
    I wish I could have a chace to visit even one of the places (^^;)

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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