July 2, 2009

I.O.U. Some Memories


My home state of California started issuing IOUs to pay its vendors because the budget crisis is still unsettled (i.e., in fiscal emergency). On the chopping block are our beloved state parks. I wonder if the state's legislators ever went camping? Or roasted marshmallows? Or played with flashlights beyond bedtime? Can you just imagine, The Terminator roasting a marshmallow? I wonder if it would make him smile a little more. If not, maybe this video clip will:



Some motivated folks are taking action over at www.savestateparks.org. I also like the series Bridget has started over at Family Adventure Guidebooks called State Park Sunday. If you like motivated folks, don't forget to check out more of them at Photo Friday!

16 comments:

Victoria said...

What a lovely film. Some things you just can't put a price on. I hope you get to keep your parks.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

What fun! That is a great little video of your camping adventure. It made me smile and crave some smores. So sad to hear about the state park situation.

Wanderluster said...

I'm still trying to imagine Arnold making a S'more!

Bridget Smith said...

I actually told the legislators to check out my State Park Sunday posts since they may not get to a State Park very often.

Arnies kids would enjoy some of the adventures we have been having this week.

Wish he would find a way to keep them open.

Cate said...

Good video, you look like you all had fun. Shame about the park though.

Lorraine said...

Bridget - great idea to send these in to the legislature, I think I saw a link about sharing state park stories on the savestateparks website - I will do the same!

Amy @ The Q Family said...

I sure hope that they will rethink that. It will be so sad if they close state parks.

Amy @ The Q Family said...

I sure hope that they will rethink that. It will be so sad if they close state parks.

Tim Marks said...

I want Marshmallows!!!! Brings back memories. Thanks

Dominique said...

Cute video :)

Hope they'll be able to keep your parks open.

Heather on her travels said...

Looks like everyone was having fun there

marina villatoro said...

I am sure that Obama will not let the crisis reach as far as shutting the parks.
In the meantime, it's a great way for kids to learn the love of our parks.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Nothing beats smores! Maybe you should sent up a camp site outside the gov's house and make smores ;-)

Can you pay your bills with IOU's?

Jen said...

I love the picture of all the little guys standing around with their marshmallows!!

Carolina said...

I want a s'more now. Luckily, I still have some supplies leftover from our last trip. It's never as much fun to make them in the toaster though.

Tiffany T said...

Geez, our government spends money on committees no one is sure what they do or why they need millions of dollar, but something as priceless as our natural resources and it is lights out. That's just sad.