Monday, August 31, 2009

Bad timing



This is the result of terrible timing and failing to make a right turn, even KNOWING that it is a Sunday morning. The dog park will wait, but will Madison?

A train got there before H-Mom did.

And that had Madison waiting in the car, at the gates, with blinking red lights. For 35 minutes. Torment.

Port Everglades is one of the U.S.'s busiest seaport, serving as host to more than 5300 ships every year, from cruise ships to containerized cargo ships to petroleum distribution hub.

Containers are transported to Port Everglades by truck and by train. The trains move very slowly at the end of the line - loading and unloading - and in no particular hurry. It's important business, but the trains can be profoundly aggravating for a dog-park bound pup and her chauffeur.

The deep harbor port started as a point for farmers to ship their goods. It was developed in the 1920's, and was intended to enhance trade between the U.S. and Cuba. In 1929, the port rail system was linked to the FEC, and the port welcomed its first cargo ship.

3 comments:

Kess And Her Mama said...

That'a pretty long train! Pity about the timing. 35 minutes is a long long time to waste waiting for the train to pass. Madison could have spent the time romping in the park....

ScrapsofMe said...

I get extra anxious when we head for the dog park too! I know all the landmarks and turns. I hope you had fun at the doggie park. Write and tell us about it!
Bonnie

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

35 minutes??????????!!!!!!!!! That's close to unbelievable!


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