Government shutdown throws wrench into man's vacation plans to tour presidential libraries

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The government shutdown is impacting Kansas City's Truman Library and is ruining one man's trip across the country.

The Truman Library is one of 13 presidential libraries around the country that didn't open its doors as usual this morning.

But one man wasn't a normal visitor to the library on Tuesday.

He came all the way from Sacramento, Calif., on a quest to visit every presidential library since July.

But following the government shutdown, he got a surprise when he reached the steps of the library to see it had been closed.

"Our plan was to move west to Abilene to visit the Eisenhower Library," Gary Cortan said, "So that quest will be on hold until next year."

So it's off to Colorado for Cortan, where he'll be moving on to plan B in his vacation plans.

The library will remain closed indefinitely until an agreement is made.

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