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Old 04-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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True story

I was in Zion National Park. There, to go past a certain point, you must ride one of their shuttle buses. It's a nice system and they run often and the stops are well marked, but signage is only in English. I was returning to the campgroup on the "down canyon" shuttle when the bus pulled into the next to the last stop. Waiting at the curb were about 30 people and there were few seats available on our bus.

So the 30 people start to squeeze their way onto the bus and the oh so patient driver tells everyone they must be behind the yellow line. With much jostling, that is accomplished and the driver closes the door. Before starting to move he announces, "down canyon shuttle, next..." and then from the back a voice with an Asian accent says, "down, No No No" and then something else in a language I don't understand.

Twenty-five people now start chattering and scurry off the bus. The last person off looks at the oh so patient driver who then points to the sign that reads, "up canyon shuttle stops here".

It reminded me of the old Keystone Cops routine where the patrol car stops at a stop sign, 10 cops get out, run around the patrol car and then re-enter the car and drive away -- all in that faster than normal, silent movie speed.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Having spent 3 years in Japan, I can fully understand that signage can be very difficult to interpret.

Now the signage that some gave me can be interpreted in any language, but let's not go there.

The Asian culture is one of the most polite cultures in the world, except when it comes to mass transportation. It is most likely that you will get elbowed out of the way in order for someone to get aboard, and they do "crunch in."

We really enjoyed our time in Japan. How things change, eh?
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I always thought I wanted to visit other countries until I spent a week in Ensenada, Mexico. I found it frustrating and couldn't wait to get home.

Now, owning a monkey, I can not travel outside the US. I can leave the country with Sena, but our gov't would not allow me to bring her home. That would be importing a monkey, which has been illegal since the mid 70’s.

There are more foreign visitors than citizens in the national parks right now. I wonder how many of them find us equally frustrating and wish they were home?

RVing the good ole USA suits me just fine
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