Just read this link from /. <br><br>I think it's totally cool that Vegas is getting a monorail. I think its sad that a lot of people will miss the experience of walking up and down the vegas strip, broke, half drunk, and tired... but probably better for business.<br><br>
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
I think there is alread a monorail in place on part of the Strip, or maybe that was just some kind of people mover thingy. But, when it's 105 degrees in LV, it will sure be nice to get out of the heat on the monorail. Nothing like being, hot, broke, drunk and in LV.<br><br>
I live here in Vegas... for another month or so anyway (moving to Phoenix, AZ soon). Several resorts have a "people-mover" such as Mirage to Treasure Island, and Excalibur to Luxor etc... But no real monorail as of yet. They are under construction for the first real one. A lot of fighting between casinos as to where it stops held it up for a long time.<br><br>As far as why we don't have underground tunnels and such, the casino's were all built at different times, some go right up to the street with the building, some are set back, and some (like Treasure Island, Mirage, Bellagio etc... have large "water features/lakes" out front. So any construction that would be done, would require removing a lot of this - which the casinos aren't about to do. And from a marketing standpoint, you aren't going to whoo someone into your casino having them walk through tunnels. They want you to walk outside where it's hot so you are more apt to stop wherever you're at and go inside to blow every last penny you have.<br><br>And by the way... it's 105 at night here. Day temperatures regularly reach 115-120 (although they rarely tell the truth when report to the weather service - that would kill tourism.) I was just moving here in 1995 when for two days it reached 128 degrees - needless to say, I promptly smacked myself in the face for deciding to move here.<br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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If there's every going to be an American city that builds some sort of futuristic superstructure above itself, like a gigantic glass dome of solar panels or something, I'd bet Vegas is going to be the first.<br><br>Does that place ever get futhermucking hot..!<br><br>:-)<br><br>Everybody has a heart. Except some people.. BD
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I could see a monorail from old las vegas to new las vegas a plus for tourism. Other than that, nothing beats grabbing a couple ice cold MGDs and walking up the strip.<br><br>viva las vegas!<br><br>[color:red]live free or die</font color=red>
I got awfully "hot" when "moving" all that dirt in my driveway with a shovel and I bet you think this is a hyjack!<br><br>Gizmo, cancel your plans to bring a shovel and coming to McMinnville to help me with the dirt digging I started in January. I am finished!<br><br>I hired a guy with a track hoe and he mad quick work of it all. I can't believe it is done. We spread about 500 yards of gravel out front and down the driveway and I just love the finished project.<br><br>Don't know what to do next. I guess I could crawl under the house and start digging out dirt to make it the legal 18 inches and lay down a vapor barrier. Now THAT sounds like fun.<br><br>Kate<br><br>
Dang, I don't know. As a child, the sand box was my favorite place. Beach sand and castle building too. When my kids were bored, I use to get shovels and say I needed them to help me dig a hole. After they got into it, I quitely slipped away and back to the homemaker work while they dig, dig, dig.<br><br>How about playing with a burn trash/brush pile! Fascinating! I like to help my friend up in the hills when she is cleaning up brush and burning.<br><br>How about water! I love the pressure washer, washing the car, scrubbing this or that, playing in friends creek building this or clearing that.<br><br>I wish someone would explain to me the psychology of of my quirks, but dang me, I sure have a lot of fun!<br><br>
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