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THE TOUR BUS HAS LANDED
The ups and downs of a lunar vacation BY BRUCE MCCALL

Trip.Pal.com Lunar Vacation Reviews:

“Swell intro to Luna World”
FRED & FREDERICA, OHIO

REVIEWED JUNE 6, 2034 RATING:***
We found the tourist orientation upon arrival most interesting. For instance, we never knew that electric fans don’t work on the Moon because there is no air to blow around. We also learned that lunar rover speed limits vary from 10 mph (Japanese zone) to 100 mph (French zone), so pay attention to those road signs!

“Avoid the ‘bargain’ restaurants”
BOB & BOBBIE, NEW MEXICO
REVIEWED OCTOBER 9, 2034 RATING:*
There ought to be more supervision of the fast-food joints. A cheeseburger at the Buzz Aldrin Grill costs 50 bucks U.S. (without fries) and the cheese is this gooey green stuff. Made me wonder if that old tale about the Moon being made of cheese has some truth to it.

“Expect Crowds at the Sea of Tranquility”
TOM, KANSAS
REVIEWED SEPTEMBER 25, 2033 RATING:***
I had to wait three hours in line to see the Apollo 11 landing site. Unfortunately, you can’t get too close. Three years ago, the NASA Park Service built a fence around the site after some idiot tourist tried to step in Neil Armstrong’s footprint. (Hello? This isn’t Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.)

“Bring lots of pep pills”
VIC & SADIE, NEW YORK
REVIEWED JANUARY 1, 2036 RATING:**
None of the brouchures tell you that rocket-lag is a killer. You can barely stand up for the first 48 hours or so. And you see double for days, which really affects sightseeing.

“Fine wines and all the trimmings!”
APRIL & MAY, OKLAHOMA
REVIEWED OCTOBER 15, 2033 RATING:****
We dined like royalty! (If you enjoy wine, I recommend the Chateau de la Lune, ’23.) I probably gained 20 pounds-but hey, on the Moon that’s just 3.3 pounds!

“Low gravity is not for amateurs”
DICK & JANE, UNITED KINGDOM
REVIEWED SEPTEMBER 19, 2035 RATING:*
Our Fun Director handed out pogo sticks; one guy immediately went bouding off over the horizon.
The search parties are still out!!!

“Discount package not ideal”
JACK & JILL, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
REVIEWED MAY 10, 2034 RATING:*
We’ll never take a Moonbuster Bargain Package Tour again. They put us up in an inflated tent on the dark side of the Moon. The kids didn’t even get to see Earth from our vantage point, so the ads lied. Yes, a significant price break, but going all the way to the Moon for this was a big letdown.

“A souvenir shopper’s paradise!”
THE GORMAN FAMILY, AUSTRALIA
REVIEWED NOVEMBER 11, 2033 RATING:****
The Russian-owned shops in the Aitken Basin Mall are a must! We picked up four lovely small titanium serving bowls, made from the hubcaps of a Soviet lunar lander, for just four rubles. Avoid the U.S.-run Krazy Krater stores in the sea of
Despair-mostly junk, e.g., rocks carved in the likeness of Michael Jackson doing his Moon Walk.

This article is compliments of SMITHSONIAN.COM DECEMBER 2011 ISSUE.