Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Memory Day: Snapshots

This picture was taken 34 years ago, in the summer of 1983 on the sky cars at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.

I always had an affinity for the sky cars, and not just because I was too short to ride any real rides until I was old enough to drink. Sky cars were like the real-world implementation of the secret passages from the game, Clue, taking you from one corner of the park to the other effortlessly. This is especially useful when you have a four inch stride and would probably give a Fitbit an integer overflow error if you were to wear one at this age.

I was also fascinated by the machinery in the sky car stations that used gears and belts to slow the cars down just enough for people to get on before launching them back into the sky -- this is probably why I enjoyed playing the game, The Incredible Machine so much.

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