Monday, February 15, 2010
Retired enough, go to the National Parks!
I took myself off the computer and took my wife out to see Mount Rainier today, had a nice time and look forward to many more. We were asked to pay fifteen dollars for the car to enter the park, and then the lady asked if we were over sixty-two (this one I will claim proudly) I gave her a twenty and two ID cards and my wife and I have Lifetime Passes to the wonders of America's National Parks. Later as I wandered around I found they didn't really want me and my potential for violence - but by that time the vehicle and the terror were well inside the park enjoying the snow and wildlife and awesome views. The picture is of a poster in one of the windows of officialdom in the park. Sigh, and I thought that rule had changed, but I have been wrong before. Yes, this is February, but the wheels of justice are slow... and who could trust a newspaper to get it right?