i have heard recently in the news that there is the possibility of a government shutdown in March if the federal budget isn't passed. The last government shut down in the 90's lasted 27 days. We have our trip planned for the last full week of March. I assume all govenment buildings will be shut down, National Park run sites, and Smithsonian museums? I really hope this doesn't happen or we will have to reschedule our trip for summer. This will cost DC some serious tourism dollars since it could impact the Cherry Blossom season.