Getting There...

They say that’s half the fun. But since gas prices are going through the roof, I was thinking today about alternative methods of transportation. If money were no object and the infrastructure existed to support it, how might we all get around? My imagination started to run a little wild, but here are some of the things I came up with:

Roller blades–I actually saw a fellow skating to work this morning. It makes sense till you hit an uneven patch of concrete and do a faceplant once.

Bicycle–The only place I’ve seen this work is in Amsterdam where there are fewer cars and the bicyclists actually seem to think the stop signs apply to them too.

Personal jet pack–I’d love this but it would end wearing skirts for good.

Horseback–Again, a personal favorite, but we’d need a larger street cleaning budget.

Transporter–Fun in theory, but would I actually allow my atoms to be scattered for even a microsecond?

Gig–A sporty little Regency conveyance pulled by a single horse. A stylish and fun solution, but see note about additional street cleaning above.

Walking–This would be fine if I lived on Maui. The weather in New England is not always so kind to pedestrians.

Moving sidewalks–A variation on the walking theme. Perhaps we could enclose them,  like climate controlled gerbil tunnels for those of us in northern climes.

Ski-lift style tram–A series of gondolas or triple seaters spider-legging all over the city.

Ok, that’s enough silliness from me. What’s your idea? Pogo sticks? Saddled ostriches? Which of mine would you vote for? How would you like to get around?

4 thoughts on “Getting There…

  1. Sheila says:

    I get around by bus and walking now. Actually not a bad way. Hate it when it snows or rains but it can help get my frustrations out at times. I’d like to wiggle my nose to get where I need to like Samantha Stevens on Bewitched.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      The DH and I used bikes a lot when we were first married and still in college. Rain and snow was a major bummer.

  2. Tammie King says:

    How about the chair…for some arm chair travel. It’s a great way to visit far off places and not have to spend too much.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      Good idea. We could put rollers on the bottom of recliners!

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