By now, most of you have heard about the potential government shutdown. Democrats and republicans are debating the national budget and are doing what they do best, argue with their heads up their asses. And for what? All over abortion issues. Well, on a more "real" level, this cuts a wound deep to UpaDowna and it's fans. The potential closure of National Parks and National Forests. Closures could happen as soon as tomorrow. These devastating closures would lead to a LOSS of approximately $32 billion and 800,000 DAILY visitors to the parks and forests across the nation. Hopefully a deal will be reached by midnight tonight, or the National Parks as we know them may change forever tomorrow. Sounds like a good excuse to play hookie and go visit you favorite park today!!!