Grand Canyon National Park Was this man-made? Do you light it up at night? I bought tickets for the elevator to the bottom -- where is it? Is the mule train air conditioned? So where are the faces of the presidents? Everglades National Park Are the alligators real? Are the baby alligators for sale? Where are all the rides? What time does the two o'clock bus leave?
Denali National Park (Alaska) What time do you feed the bears? Can you show me where the yeti lives? How often do you mow the tundra? How much does Mount McKinley weigh?
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Does Old Faithful erupt at night? How do you turn it on? When does the guy who turns it on get to sleep? We had no trouble finding the park entrance but where are the exits?
Mesa Verde National Park Did people build this, or did Indians? Why did they build the ruins so close to the road? What did they worship in the kivas -- their own made-up religion? Do you know of any undiscovered ruins? Why did the Indians decide to live in Colorado?
Carlsbad Caverns National Park How much of the cave is underground? So what's in the unexplored part of the cave? Does it ever rain in here? How many Ping-Pong balls would it take to fill this up? So what is this -- just a hole in the ground?
Yosemite National Park Where are the cages for the animals? What time do you turn on Yosemite Falls? Can I get my picture taken with the carving of President Clinton? What happened to the other half of Half Dome?
US Virgin Islands: "How close does St Thomas get to Puerto Rico at different times of the year?" "Can you swim under the island to get to the other side?" "Do you live here?" (The answer to this one is, "No, I commute from NYC every day.")
and in a comment on a site where I found this: Lady: "That's a lovely accent - where are you from?" Me: "Thank you - I'm from South Africa" Lady: "Oh, I knew it was somewhere in Europe!"
In England: …someone else there mulled over the English fondness for putting up "ruined castles and abbeys" all over the country. There was more confusion at Cleeve Abbey in Somerset when a group of children asked to see the monkeys. (They had been told that it had been the home of monks for 350 years.)
And did you know:
In 2015 the number of adults over 60 will surpass the number of kids under 15.