“There’s nothing to do in Vevay.”
I’ve heard it. I’ve said it. It's been said for decades. Obviously, though, there is plenty to do in Vevay. Go for a walk. Take pictures of the architecture. Go bowling. Go to a performance. Play cards. Go out to eat. Watch your kids participate in something. Go hunting or fishing. Take a drive.
What we are meaning when we say “there’s nothing to do” is … “I’m bored, I want something new”. It’s a natural response to boredom and we’ve been trained, by parents and by self, to love getting something new. New pair of shoes, new jeans, new car, new house ... we love getting something new. Dopamine, the body's natural chemical associated with reward, is released when we experience excitement from a new situation. We work really hard and we want to reward ourselves with something new. We’ll talk more about this later.
So here’s something new. Something I’ve always thought would be great for Vevay. Something I’ve heard others say would be great for Vevay.
A Mini Golf Complex
In the next post I’ll go into more detail about the proposed location, pricing, demographics, etc. For now, though, I’m open to your initial thoughts.
GoVevay is about affecting the "moving forward" of our historic hometown. You can read more about it here.