Monday, October 06, 2008

New York, Alberta

I have decided that Banff and New York have a lot in common. In both places you will pay a hell of a lot of money to live in an itty bitty place. Where you will most likely: share walls with someone else, have some type of condo fee, and almost no backyard. Although in fairness, in Banff the entire place is pretty much your backyard, and you don't have to mow it or water it. Slight upside there. Albeit, I am sure most homes in New York aren't described as rustic or alpine in their interior design. It is de rigueur to have a fireplace. If you don't have one you might as well affixate yourself with your patheic stove.

However, Banff is also a lot like a College or University campus. You know where you see signs everwhere telling you to slow down, people walking, idots chargining into traffic at unsupected angles and directions. Those sorts of sign. You have confused tourists who dart off curbs to cross a street or cross on a don't walk. They are like the living embodiment of the old Atari Astroids game. All this meandering means that traffic moves slow. To the point where it would just plain save money and time to get out and push the car. You would be going faster. I have come to look upon the horse draw carriage with anger and jealousy as it swiftly passes me by.

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