Or any park run by the Army Corps of Engineers. You just don't realize how far those Federal tentacles reach...
We've been hit with it before. Sad part is that the shutdown had been over for months. But the caretakers weren't there to run park operations because they were told to leave when the shutdown started. They didn't have anyone else come in after things were supposed to be open again, so the park remained closed.
I guess there aren't very many 5th graders joining the packs? And what about Scouts with late birthdays? My Scout would not have been able to join until late December because he has an August birthday and school gets out late here (late June).
Half eleven? Time for a snack. You're running a bit late for morning elevenses, but we'll let it slide, and if it's half eleven in the evening, then it's decision time, go to bed, or get the beers and bad food in, possibly start dancing.
As for the telly choices, looks like "Sunday evening telly" to me, mostly gentle drama, no gore, no swears, no sex, nothing wrong with that of course, there was one called Kingdom with Stephen Fry in the lead role that was similar to those sorts of things.
I'm sure I've got a book in me, scouting anecdotes and the like. Crikey, I could do a half hour stand-up routine on last year's summer camp, but
a) like I've got the time for that
b) as far as I can work out, my prose style can come across a little rushed, too many commas, not enough description. Short sentences.
c) I'd probably upset someone, if not many.
My guide (who, like me, had visited Old Economy in childhood but oversaw multiple restorations since then) was walking me through the common house, and I told her that I vaguely recalled that one of the rooms held a vintage flea circus. Her eyes lit up, and she exclaimed "I remember that, too!"
Restored a childhood memory ... daily good turn done.