Government Shutdown National Parks

Sorry, Folks, Park’s Closed

The National Parks are closed. As a Parks nerd, this pisses me off.

Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities except for those that are essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.

I live on a volcanic island that includes a gigantic national park, Hawaii Volcanoes. People save up for years to visit here and to see Kilauea.