Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
Every Sunday the Travel section of the NY Times has at least one article about some new "undiscovered" place.

And you think "cool", until you remember that about two million other folk are reading the same article that day - and that it's already been blasted all over the internet too!

Two winters ago we had a bumper crop of rain [does rain come in crops?]. So we went to Death Valley and had the place to ourselves. You could see 150 miles and the Valley floor was carpeted with flowers.

That weekend the Los Angeles Times printed an article in the Travel Section about how great the flowers were in Death Valley. The following weekend the hoards arrived. There are two gas stations in Death Valley, the lines got to be hours long and fist fights broke out.

The moral of the story is to go before an article gets printed.