The town of Monroe is rather uptight about barring non-residents from its park. Apparently, one has to get a special Park Photo ID to enter Smith Clove Park. There are dire warnings posted at every entrance about this and a guard posted at the main entrance. That's insane but it's their prerogative though. Since the town pays for the upkeep of the park, they can exclude non-residents using whatever method they deem necessary. Still, I think it would be fairer to all to charge a user fee. Let individuals decide if they derive sufficient enjoyment from the use of the park to justify paying the fee.
The other odd thing I noticed is among the list of rules posted at Benedict Farm Park in Montgomery is a rule against profanity and offensive language. D**n! Uh, excuse me. :) This is a interesting park though. It was recently converted from a farm so you can still see the barns and silos, the farmhouse, the "Pumpkin Express", and the pasture. (for the cows that used to be there. I saw a milking station too.)
All the restaurant mailing lists I'm on sent me birthday coupons a week in advance of my birthday. So I had about a dozen choices depending on what's available in the area. This time, I went to Chili's in Middletown because it's just off the highway on the way home. I had a Jalapeno Smokehouse Bacon Burger and a White Chocolate Molten Cake. How decadent!