Thanksgiving weekend I decided to visit Grand Canyon National Park and I realized it wasn’t the best idea. I ended up spending 10 hours getting out of California, when it usually takes about 3.5 hours. The road trip was longer than expected but the park was worth it. The mountains are more spectacular than they appear on TV.
After looking at the mountains for a while I started wondering how long I was supposed to look at it. It’s a mountain, not that much is happening. I knew I’d traveled for hours to get there, so I felt I had to look at it for a while.
The characters in the recent comedy “The Guilt Trip” posed the same question. The movie follows a son and his mother as they travel across the U.S. Andrew, an entrepreneur reluctantly brings his mother Joyce along for the road trip in which he showcases a new product he has invented. She persuades her son to take a detour, so she can see the Grand Canyon.
When they arrive in the mountain park she asks: “How long are we supposed to look at it?”
Andrew: “Ten minutes? It’s seems disrespectful to look at it for any less.”
What do you think? How long would you look at it?