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The Shutdown Affects Travel, Twitter Responds As Usual
As usual, people are responding to the shutdown and its affects on travel on Twitter.
Some are concerned about the international tourists:
If they actually shut down the Naitonal Parks, there are going to be a lot of angry German tourists loitering around the American West- Peter Flax (@Pflax1) October 1, 2013
Some are hopeful that eventually things will get back to normal:
Others are thinking that this could provide uneducated travelers with a learning opportunity:
Tourists may not understand how the federal government works, but could find out now when it doesn't. http://t.co/CjjPZIlXwv- The Tribune (@WellandTribune) October 1, 2013
And beyond an opportunity, at least it will mean more leg room:
Government shutdown = no navy game, no coaches at practice, and no air force teams will travel. Just awesome.- Zach Johnson (@j_zohnson) October 1, 2013
And then there are those who are just really excited for what the shutdown just might mean for them:
How will the government shutdown affect air travel? Will I get to run naked through security this weekend? OH or fly the airplane myself?!- Jill Pittman (@Jill_Pittman) October 1, 2013
But wait, your pets can't come with you??
Government #shutdown likely means you can't travel abroad with your pet, as the agency that must sign your documents is closed.- Dr. Jeremy Gransky (@AtHomeVet) October 1, 2013
Hold on, someone may have found a solution to said shutdown issue:
"The only way to solve this shutdown is for a group of rag-tag adventurers to travel the world & collect the 6 sacred stones to save us" -SC- Parker (@MickeyGooner) October 1, 2013
And if you're traveling soon, not to worry; you can still get a passport.
Most importantly though, let's all take a moment to think about what this all means for space travel:
If the #shutdown teaches us anything, it's that we can't rely on anyone but ourselves for space travel. Elon Musk knows this. So should you.- Wernher Von Braun (@DrVonBraun) October 1, 2013