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National Park Week Quiz #9: Drinking Beer And Telling Stories

Welcome to National Park Quiz #9, which is last (but not least) in the series.

Three guys meet in a Sausalito waterfront bar. After two beers apiece, the stories are flying thick and fast.

“One time while Diane and I were in South Dakota," says Jim, "I went to sleep in a National Park and woke up in a National Monument.”

“That’s nothing,” says John. “One time when Sylvia and I were backpacking, we went to sleep in a National Monument and woke up the next morning in a National Park.”

“I can top that,” says Jeremy. “One time while Judy and I were staying with some friends, we went to sleep next to a National Memorial, and when we woke up it was gone.”

“I believe you two guys are joshing me,” says Jim.

“I think you two guys are pulling my leg,” says John.

“I think you two guys are just talking to hear the wind blow,” says Jeremy.

“I don’t know if any of you guys are telling the truth,” says the bartender, “but I do know that all of you could be.”

How does the bartender know that all three of these guys could be telling the truth?

If you can supply a plausible explanation before midnight today (12:00 p.m. EST) you will be eligible for Traveler’s National Park Week prize drawing and a chance to win a National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the national park of your choice.

Answers and a list of readers who answered correctly will be posted in tomorrow's Traveler.

No cheating!

If we catch you engaged in sneakery of any sort, we will make you polish the brass fixtures and sort the monogrammed towels in the executive washroom here at Traveler headquarters.


Metaphor, Bob, metaphor.

What?! Somebody stole General Grants National Memorial?! Quick, call the police! ;o)

Yes Bob that is the spelling of my name. There was a dairy in Chicago called Hawthorne Mellody and I was named after that,.
For number 3 my best guess is that they were in Manhatten and was next to grants tomb and and they moved the Tomb durning the night.

That works just fine, Caprice. Welcome back to the Winners Circle Club. Enjoy.

Plese don't take offense, Ranger Dave, but I'd just as soon not have you join me for nap time. ;o)

Bob, you're certainly welcome. I've been at this park business for 29 years and in just a few more I'll be joining you at nap time. However, it gets in your blood and I think I'll work some summers in some of the parks where I'd like to spend more time as a seasonal interpreter doing the fun stuff and enjoying life. The rest of the year I can rest. And no, I was not awake at 4:59 am this morning so you deserve that nap.

Good job on #1 and #2, Mellody (sp?), but you need to give #3 the toss and start afresh.

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