The kitchen project that has kept me grounded for several months has experienced delay after delay.
Finally, the good news is that it will be completed on Tuesday!
The bad news is that I can’t leave on Wednesday after all.
The plan was to visit 19 National Park sites on the month-long journey to Washington DC and back. I listed them in my last blog post.
I really thought the government shut-down would be averted so I was completely dismayed by the news this morning.
Thanks Congress !!!
I feel bad for me, of course. But also for all the thousands of tourists – foreign and domestic - whose plans have been seriously altered. And also for my fellow bloggers whose plans have also been thwarted.
But mostly, I feel for the many wonderful National Park employees and volunteers I have met over the years.
Here’s just a very few of the hard-working dedicated folks who protect our national treasures.
|Imparting the history of Castillo de San Marcos, FL|
|Making native pottery at Bandolier National Monument, NM|
|Demonstrating just how big a Big Horn's Sheep horns are, Rocky Mountain National Park|
|Teaching us how to make curds and whey at the LBJ Ranch, TX|
|Searching for fossils at Florissant Fossil Beds, CO|
|Teaching me how to make adobe at Bent's Old Fort NHS, CO|
Let’s hope this issue is behind us. Soon.