Sunday, May 1, 2016

Moving To The Northwest But Nowhere Near Seattle's Big Bertha

This may be my last blogging for a day or two or three. I am in transit mode to a new location northwest of my present location.

Time Warner Cable will be the new internet provider. I do not hear good things about Time Warner Cable.

In the photo you are looking at the most famous location at my new location, it being a recreation of that which the place is named after.

I will be returning to the D/FW Metroplex zone once a month, usually the third Wednesday of the month, so I will be able to check in regularly on the progress, or lack of, of America's Biggest Boondoggle.

Speaking of America's Biggest Boondoggle, Steve A recently commented to a blog post with a link to an article making the case that Seattle's Big Bertha tunnel project is currently America's Biggest Boondoggle.

I am sticking with the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island Vision being America's Biggest Boondoggle, due to the fact that that Boondoggle has way more Boondoggly elements than Seattle's Bertha Boondoggle, starting with the fact that the TRCCUPIV Boondoggle hired the unqualified son of a local congresswoman to ramrod the project to hopefully motivate his mama to secure federal funds for the project.

But that hire the son plot did not result in the amount of dollars which were hoped for, thus slowing what should have been a project which took a few years to bring to fruition, turning it into a multi-decades long project, with currently little to show for the effort.

Well, there is that cool million dollar roundabout aluminum piece of kinetic art, those wooden bridge V pier forms stuck waiting for a design fix, hundreds of pieces of highly stylized signage and extremely popular Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats in the slightly polluted Trinity River....


Steve A said...

I look forward to hearing about your first visit to " the world's littlest skyscraper." BTW, MSU is one of the only American colleges that offer cycling scholarships. My oldest is an MSU grad.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time in Whiskey-taw Falls, Mr. Jones! Whiskey-taw Falls is what pappy anonymous called Wichita Falls when he was still around.

I remember you mentioning a young-un in your family who played football for Wichita Falls High School. Or one of the high schools in Wichita Falls.