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    21st Century Camping
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    An advisory group of concessionaires has a new vision for the National Parks system including Wi-Fi, food trucks and Amazon deliveries to campsites, all available on a sliding scale of additional fees.
    WTF?
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ks/4157909002/
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    cue Joni Mitchell
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    That's appalling.
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    It's called "Glamping".
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    First of all, I've been going to National Parks for 35 years and would totally oppose ruination of the natural asthetics.
    Having said that:
    1. Wi-Fi has been OK in National Parks for some time. Good luck in getting access, though.
    2. Food trucks at the parks' visitor center areas is Ok with me. Food at these places is often quite mediocre to bad; the competition would be welcome. Not sure how economically viable the food truck operation would be. Don't want to see them outside of the visitor center area; suspect they'd be vandalized quite a bit if that happened.
    3. Amazon deliveries. No way. And, even if Amazon starts such a "service", don't see that it would last more than a month (read: sabotage, cost, Amazon's public image). Even if the millennials want such a service, they aren't out there that much anyway (too weak and lame to deal with actual nature), and everybody else will not be amused.
    Last edited by J Rorick; 11-06-2019 at 07:11 PM.
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