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Oregonians Cancel Vacations With Shutdown

OPB | Oct. 11, 2013 2 p.m.

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Day Tooley was looking forward to taking photos and road tripping with his brother in Yellostone National Park.

Day Tooley was looking forward to taking photos and road tripping with his brother in Yellostone National Park.

Amanda Peacher / OPB

Portland resident Day Tooley was planning to leave for Yellowstone National Park last weekend. He planned the trip with his eighty-two year old brother.

“The night before my plane was to leave Saturday night, I said ‘ah, doesn’t look like it’s going to happen,’ so I had to cancel my reservations,” says Tooley. “I guess I feel a little bit like a victim. But it did make me sad.”

Tooley says the trip was in the works for more than a year. OPB also heard from Oregonians who cancelled Grand Canyon rafting excursions or visits to Washington D.C.

In Oregon, all National Monuments and Crater Lake National Park are closed through the shutdown.

This story came to us via OPB’s Public Insight Network. Have you been affected by the shutdown? Share your experience through the Public Insight Network.

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