BBQs, loud music, fast driving down mountain roads…
The Invasion began in earnest on Thursday with the massively long Greyhound style busses pulling trailers full of side-by-sides and ATVs – fifth wheels longer than the Greyhounds, and so forth as people from the Phoenix valley invaded for a long weekend of BBQs, beer, and whatever they do. Sometimes there are upwards of 60K people here in this general area (within about 20 miles from me) camping. In this area, there are no designated campgrounds and they fill the place. On average, their attitudes go from moderately respectful to obnoxious. Sometimes they leave unattended fires that consume the place.
If I’m home, I avoid leaving the place because of the traffic, the visitors, and so forth. There are always fatalities on mountain roads when drunk side-by-siders hit trees at 100+ MPH, medivacs, they give the car keys to children and off THEY go. Sometimes over the rim, 1000 feet to splatter on the bottom or bounce 20 times on the way down.
Do I sound like an old man shouting at the kids to stay off the lawn? Am I turning into a curmudgeon?
How many of them are thinking of our honored war dead? Damned few. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. All gave something, some gave everything.
It’s an open forum for you to rant as you will about whatever you want to.