Had it not been for the Shutdown friends and I would be on Metro North right now on our way to Hyde Park. Weatherwise, it was a perfect day to visit but alas we will have to wait. I was shocked and horrified to see footage of congressmen/women blaming NPS personnel to their face for the closings on the National Mall this week. Blaming federal employees who are stuck in the middle and are trying to make the best of a difficult situation is the height of arrogance. I was glad to see these workers responding with grace and dignity.