Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Cliche Day Trip

Today I went to the Adam's River Salmon Run with friends.
Not my idea, I'll say that from the beginning.

It reminded me of the time I went to the Louvre in Paris (just casually name dropping as I go..)

Only reason people go to the Louvre is to see the Mona Lisa. Sure you can trick yourself into thinking you care about some of the other art there, but unless you are an art student, you are just there for the Mona Lisa. And the Louvre workers know it. Every other painting gets crammed onto a wall beside a hundred other like creations, but the Mona Lisa gets an entire large room to herself, and that room is PACKED!

So everybody pays their fees, walks around for hours for that 5-10 minute opportunity to see that famous, trendy lady.

The Salmon run seems to be the free Canadian version. There were SO many people there. It took forever to get there, to find a space, to walk from our space to the park, to walk up the trail to find the viewing platform, to find a spot at the railing of the viewing platform.
So so so so so many people.
All for that 2-3 minutes of viewing the fish and hearing some science lesson.
Not my particular cup of tea, but it's something you need to experience at least a couple times in your lifetiime to be able to say you did it.

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