Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Wanna Go to the Fair!



At 11:45 AM, Blogger rich bachelor said...

Now that I am a City Card holder in Seattle, I can buy a monthly parking pass at low, low rates, and can ride the monorail for free.

This is great, because the monorail goes about ten blocks, and is pretty much useless, and that's during those odd times when it's working at all. It hasn't been running since a recent "shearing" incident when two monorails broadsided one another.

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Rich - Yes, it's up there with Detroit's People Mover as far as useless but intriguing public transit systems. I've ridden the Seattle Monorail a few times and always found it so rickety that I was scared. The Oklahoma State Fair also has (or had) a monorail that went about three miles around the park and may be the longest one in the U.S.

At 11:36 AM, Anonymous The Angry Young Man said...

Ah, Seattle, the city that could have been but was never meant to be. I so hate that town.

At 11:43 AM, Anonymous The Angry Young Man said...

BTW, sorry to break the news to you, but they trashed the Ok State fair monorail in 2005. I think Disneyworld has the longest monorail route in North America - their total system runs about 15 miles.

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Angry - Wow, that's sort of how I feel about Houston, San Diego, Dallas and Phoenix. I've never had a beef with Seattle besides being stuck on the I-5. I'm not overly fond of Boston either, or at least after a couple of days. Too bad about that monorail being lost in Mid-America.


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