The recent Congressional shutdown of the US government has impacted many facets of Americans’ lives. While perhaps not as important as the loss of income to federal employees or the effect on crucial programs such as WIC and Meals on Wheels, the closure of America’s National Parks does have an impact on our communities and our economy. Millions of visitors spend time in our parks every year, bringing their travel dollars with them. Without those tourism dollars, many businesses — and the people who work for those businesses — will suffer, and thousands of people will miss out on enjoying the splendor of these incredible places set aside specifically so they could be enjoyed by everyone.
As you may have read in one of our previous posts, we believe national parks are one of America’s best ideas. We hope the government shutdown ends soon, restoring programs and income desperately needed by so many people across this country, and re-opening our country’s majestic national parks. We’ll leave you with some of our favorite national park photos to enjoy in the meantime.
Enjoy your week or your weekend!