Playing Tourist During the Shutdown

I awake this morning knowing that one more day of furlough at least and listening to the radio that Congress will go home for the weekend.  No end in sight and the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) posted

Federal Government

Applies to: All Federal Government


Employees should refer to their home agency for guidance on reporting for duty.

So being a good sport, I thought I’d go sightseeing while I am furloughed and take in some of the memorials, when you know that isn’t possible.






Tourist that planned vacations during this beautiful time of the year, found these signs and many more memorials closed

At the Lincoln Memorial and all of the other memorials in the District, Park Police and Civilian Park Service employees were busy Tuesday morning establishing them as off-limits.

Barricades were set in place to say “Closed,” so there was unfortunately no luck for a Texas woman and child who were trying to find a museum that was open. They only found many with signs saying they were shut down.”

So my sightseeing trips today – may be to places not owned by the government.    So if you want to visit Mount Vernon today – website says :  The Federal government may be shut down, but Washington’s home remains open. Mount Vernon has remained a private non-profit for more than 150 years.

Maybe I’ll see you there.  





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3 Responses to Playing Tourist During the Shutdown

  1. Keith says:

    I didn’t hear about Congress closing down for the weekend. I have been listening to the rhetoric from both sides of the aisle on CSPAN.

  2. Don Merritt says:

    Reblogged this on Life Reference and commented:
    Signs of the times, sad to say. According to what I am hearing on local media, these barricades have not been present duning previous shutdowns. I wonder what’s different this time?

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