Something I came across while websurfing recently that I thought amusing, offered here to perhaps lighten up the day.
We've all heard about
it, the Four Corners Monument out west, where four U.S. states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah) come together geographically at a single point. (Only spot in the U.S. where that happens, BTW).
There's actually a park there, run by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department, which, yes, has the well-known paved area with the plus-sign shaped inscript
ion set into the pavement, where the four states presumably join, and where tourists can get down on their hand and knees in all of the four states, and look up, smiling I suppose, for a camera shot.
A virtual visit to the place:https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=four+corners+monument&docid=607997228362775266&mid=21f04d5c56b3bae03ce021f04d5c56b3bae03ce0&view=detail&form=vire
I'm certain I'll never visit there (admission is $10 per person, or $20 a carload) and even if I wanted to the web says it's closed right now due to the pandemic. And I sure can't see driving miles and miles through the desert just to get there.
Still, the above video reports that 250,000 tourists a year visit the place. So silly or not, going there and sprawling on all fours in four states for the camera appears to have a definite appeal for some people.
And to make matters even worse, according to the above video and some other websources I visited, GPS says the actual intersection spot on the ground is in fact a couple of miles or so away.
But that doesn't seem to stop the tourists from coming.
Another deep thought: if there's a state sales tax on those admission fees, how the heck is it determined???
But perhaps I'm being too harsh. People on vacation like to do silly things sometimes, as part of their vacationing fun, and this would certainly qualify as such.
So whatever rings people's chimes, I guess!