Wednesday morning briefing: Parks, the zoo and Gone with the Wind

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Did you know?

Portales’ eight city parks span over 270 acres combined.

To see more about Portales recreation activities:

http://www.portalesnm.org

Question of the day

3-D movies: An upgrade in quality, or an excuse to charge extra money to filmgoers?

Please join the discussion in the comment section below.

Website of the day

Take an interactive tour of Hillcrest Park Zoo

http://www.cnjonline.com/sections/zoo-map/

Today in history

Frankly my dear…Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind,” one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, was published on this day in 1936.

In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries.

With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/30

Weather

Today — More of the same…partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.

Tonight — At least its cooler….partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.