So... there's a big ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta now. Today was the grand opening.
That's one heck of a view. I have to drive in that general direction to go to work. I am too busy trying to be careful in our janky traffic to look over in that direction.
Here's the strange thing to me:
They put this ferris wheel up in one to two weeks. Maybe closer to two weeks.
I don't know how long it took. But it's much too fast for me.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it has been inspected and cleared. And there is nothing wrong with it. It doesn't look too complicated. Just lock everything in place and let it whirl...
But uh, I'm need that to spin for awhile before I get up on it. I need some snow to hit it. I need lightning to strike that sucker. I need it to bake in the summer sun. I need ice to freeze on it.
I need for it to go through the seasons of life before I jump on it.
That's just me.
This is a tourist attraction. I am a resident, not a tourist. Heck, I've never even been to Centennial Park. And I was here when the Olympics came through. I lived half a mile from the main festivities way back then.
I hope the wheel does well and boost our economy. The cost is $8.50 for kids, $13.00 for adults. That's reasonable for a 15 minute ride. Ferris wheels are nice attractions in other cities. Hopefully this one will do well, and be good for our city.
But I'll let ya'll get up on it and tell me how it is...
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