Did you hear the great economic stimulus plan for family summer vacations?
There are three free national park weekends with the first one starting this weekend, June 20th. The other weekends are July 18 and 19, and August 15 and 16.
It would be fun to be able to take advantage of one of these weekends. There’s still time to plan a semi-spontaneous family vacation! Or if you are lucky enough to live near one of the national parks, you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity!
I’d like to give a little Grand Canyon tip for anyone who is able to get there for a visit this summer. PhilBillPaul and I were lucky enough to visit in the quiet of December and it was breathtaking.
Towards the end of trip, this was really breathtaking.
In case you can’t see it, here is a close up…
An idiot who is on the WRONG side of the fence.
WHY OH WHY would you climb over a metal fence and rail to get one or two feet closer?
I couldn’t help but take a few pictures of the idiot. I like to teach the kids these little life lessons with words and pictures. It’s nice when an idiot provides you with a complete photo tutorial.
I was glad to capture this picture of him climbing back over to safety. I would not have wanted to photograph the alternative. 🙁
I think they like to keep the number of accidents, disappearances and rescue and recovery on the down low. We don’t want to scare the tourists from visiting. Really, I just think they should work on keeping the idiots from visiting.
They do have these handy informational signs posted around the trails.
In English, “People die here falling from the edge. Do not go beyond–or climb on–walls or railings. Most who die have gone beyond walls or rails.
Seriously? Yes, idiots keep signmakers in business.
Unfortunately, most idiots can’t read. The graphic probably just confuses them even more.
Hey, one more quick tip. Don’t forget to stop at the Wendy’s just before the South Rim entrance to have a $7.00 burger. The value menu is not available at this location.