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Title: Entitled to be Entertained
Post by: Gary_C on August 05, 2016, 09:47:41 AM
It's funny but so sad.  15 Hilariously Terrible Reviews of America's National Parks (http://mentalfloss.com/article/84085/15-hilariously-terrible-reviews-americas-national-parks)

The Grand Canyon, 7. “THE GRAND CANYON? A HOLE. A VERY, VERY LARGE HOLE.”

Mesa Verde National Park, 9. “FOR GODS SAKE, CAN’T YOU FUND A CAN OF PAINT TO PAINT THE RAILINGS?”

Glacier National Park, 11. “WE CAN’T STAND THE RIDICULOUS SHOWER RULES.”

There's more. My favorite infamous comment: "Dumb. You lose cell service because you're in Nowhere USA. The only thing bad about these lands is entire experience. Waste of time. Thank god I was drunk in the backseat for the majority of the trip.”

 :) :)
Title: Re: Entitled to be Enertained
Post by: Ox on August 05, 2016, 10:04:04 AM
Funny stuff right there!  Heck, some people would whine if they were hung with a new rope.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Entitled to be Enertained
Post by: Carson-saws on August 05, 2016, 10:06:36 AM
on the "back side"...I'm thinkin they have their i-pod, laptop, facebook and playstation conveniently located...and were "Glamping" watching Opra while others were appreciating their surroundings.....I know I know...it was for fun...but the sad part of it....there are folks that think exactly like that.
Title: Re: Entitled to be Entertained
Post by: Grizzly on August 05, 2016, 01:32:25 PM
Through the years of traveling with our children I have often noted their lack of patience. Often I would mention or point to elk/moose/bear/goat/sheep/creek/mountain peak.............and a hundred other things only to be told: "you should have said something earlier!".  Well get your nose out of the book and see all the things around you!! That's the only way to catch some of these glimpses of nature is to be watching. Attention outside of the vehicle.

And then it gets way more spectacular when you actually leave the vehicle and walk. Yeah, walk.....to the best stuff.

Wells Gray National Park could take many days to explore and see.

Maybe not part of this conversation but I feel better now!  :D
Title: Re: Entitled to be Entertained
Post by: Babylon519 on August 05, 2016, 02:58:24 PM
Took my wife, 2 daughters and a fiancé sailing two weeks ago. Well, silly me! That was the week that Pokemon Go hit the airwaves, and I couldn't get my crew at all interested in those other waves - the ones below our cockpit. Beautiful summer day on one of the nicest bodies of water in the world (Lake Huron), and these kids had their noses buried in an iPhone. Can't tell you what came over me, but every now and then the boat would take a little detour alongside some bigger waves and give the cockpit a bit of a watering. Funny how quick the iPhones disappeared.  8)
Jason