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 hit...hotels, 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