Sadly the government has closed the National Parks, well Biscayne National Park is open but that’s the exception and I don’t know why. Truth be told I don’t care. I think it’s due to the Columbus Day Regatta, that and sex sells. As for me I’ll be putting in at a Chokoloskee ramp then heading North to fish just outside the park where I won’t be bothered. It will just be me , a friend, and nature. This is my church. This is where I find God most often. Someone once said “I’d rather be fishing and think about God than go to church and think about fishing.” Time to pack my sunblock, drinks, snacks, fly-fishing and regular gear, cameras, and leave all the chaos behind. Peace.