grenadine wrote:Vis a vis Exodus. I think a lot of credit should be given to the ustream live coverage. I left early to avoid exocalypse and felt great about it knowing that if I timed it right I would be able to watch the man burn online surrounded by friends and loved ones at home.
You have got to be kidding me. You're patting yourself on the back for leaving early to watch the man burn on the internet at home?
What is the point? That's about as sad as people curling up in front of their TV tuned to a station showing a log fire
That's not timing things right. If you want "timing," any time in the late morning up until the temple burn on Sunday you can leave without hardly any line at all.
Candybox wrote:We left Sunday morning and drove, at reasonable speed, straight through the exits. "Never staying for another temple burn again," we thought, and patted ourselves on the back for our foresight.
A good idea. This year we decided to stay for the temple burn, unlike 2011 when we left Sunday morning. While the burn was pretty, I don't think it was really worth the dangerous 2AM departure to the gate, 2.5hr wait (really not that bad), having to pull over to the side of the road to sleep at 5:30 AM, dangerous night drivers, etc. Everyone was sleepy and cranky after that too.
So while I won't say "never again" we probably will weigh leaving early a lot higher next time in the decision making procedure.