Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


More Stupid Tourist Questions

There's no such thing as a stupid question. Right? Not if you ask the National Park rangers who compiled this list of actual questions asked by park visitors.

At Grand Canyon National Park:
"Was this man-made?"
"Is there an elevator to the bottom?"
"Do you light it up at night?"
"Is the mule train air-conditioned?"
"Where are the faces of the presidents?"

At Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
"How much of the caves are underground?"
"So what’s in the unexplored part of the cave?"
"Does it ever rain in here?"
"So what is this, just a hole in the ground?"
"How many ping pong balls would it take to fill it up?"

At Everglades National Park:
"Are the alligators real?"
"Are the baby alligators for sale?"
"When does the two o'clock bus leave?"

At Yosemite National Park:
"What time of year do you turn on Yosemite Falls?"
"What happened to the other half of Half Dome?"

At Alaska's Denali National Park:
"What time do you feed the bears?"
"How often do you mow the tundra?"
"How much does Mount McKinley weigh?"

At Mesa Verde National Park:
"Did people build this, or did Indians?"
"Do you know of any undiscovered ruins?"
"Why did they build the ruins so close to the road?"


Smile, laugh and take care of each other..



Karen and Al said...

Loved the stupid questions...good laugh to start the morning.

Gail Durham said...

I enjoyed reading this post, thanks for making me laugh!!!!

Dennis and Donna said...

Oh, it was YOU that was following me around to those parks!!!!!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Very funny, and I can safely say I have not asked any of those :)

pidge said...

I almost peed my pants when I read these. Haven't laughed like that in a long time. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Carol K said...

Those park rangers must have a lot of patience!

Happytrails said...

Too funny....sad but funny!!!! I would imagine it is hard to keep from laughing at folks asking these questions.

Kevin and Ruth said...

Hard to believe that people even asked these questions, isn't it! Too funny, thanks for the laugh.

Kevin and Ruth