Trolley #2 was due to arrive at Loop Trolley Headquarters (or “The Trolley Shed” as I prefer to call it) today, and I wanted to go along for some pictures. Just as I turned the corner from DeBaliviere into Delmar I saw the “Large Load” vehicle just going past the junction with Goodfellow, so I quickly parked and got out with my camera.
There were crews from Fox 2 there, and the local business people also came out to take photos of the big event. Joe Edwards was there and he was his normal ebullient self about the trolley. He tells me they are still doing testing without power at the moment, but he is hoping that powered testing will start in a couple of weeks.
It was interesting to see that they charged up the trolley and it got off the low-loader under its own power, before being pulled by a truck into the Trolley Shed. It was also fun to watch for the first time the trolley, buses, trucks and cars all sharing the same street space.
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OK, going to try my hand at this – wish me luck!!!
Recipe for salty, crunchy kosher dill pickles in a simple salt and vinegar brine. Easy fast method for great pickles with homemade pickling spice
Work continues on the DeBaliviere stretch of the Loop Trolley, and it’s fascinating to see the lines being lade and concrete poured. As each part is completed, it looks more and more like a Trolley Track!
St Louis boasts one of the nicest zoos in the country, and it’s free to get in! This Wednesday we went there, specifically because they had just opened a new Polar Bear area, with a glass sided pool so you could see the bears on land and in the water.
Even though it was mid-week, it was still busy, with a lot of different summer camp groups around, as well as plenty of families. We got there just in time to miss the first sea-lion show of the day, so went off first to look at the apes, and this guy, who seemed happy enough to just be watching us:
On our way to the Polar bear area, we stopped to watch the pelicans and flamingos. The pelicans were particularly fascinating, as the scooped up water in their bills then threw back their heads to swallow:
Then it was off to see the Polar Bear. To get there, you walk through the penguin area, which is great fun to see these comical looking creatures. Emerging from their cold realm, we found ourselves at the glass wall of the Polar Bear enclosure, but no bear was to be seen. We carried on around to the part of the exhibit where you can see under the water, and then round to the front of the enclosure – but no bear. We were just about to go away disappointed, when seemingly from nowhere, the polar bear appeared and seemed to rush across the compound. The crowd went wild, and ran forward to see him as he jumped into the water.
Then it was time for the sea-lion show and home. A great day out, and only a mile away:)
More of my pictures from the zoo can be found here.
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