Box of Rocks
They are in the process of moving Vermont to Florida in order to prevent the sunshine state from sinking into the sea. Frankly, that seems like a lot of work but at least we’re not shipping ice cubes to Alaska.
Seriously. Pictured above is a train filled with granite chunks that are headed to Florida to become wave breakers along the cost, jetties. The idea is we have extra waste granite in Vermont that has flaws in it making it not good enough for carving into monuments to dead people. This sort of piles up around here as they tear down the mountains. So instead they’ll ship them 1,500 miles to Florida so that as the storms hit the coast line they won’t take away the nice beaches.
Another explanation for transporting Vermont mountains to Florida might be that they’re trying to flatten the tracks. I mean, that seems just as reasonable…
Hopefully they are back hauling. The problem with that theory is it takes specialized train cars to haul the huge pieces of granite, each weighing many tons, they beat up the cars pretty badly with dents when loading, it damage the tracks and uses a lot of fuel. This means those specialized cars then get hauled back to Vermont empty?!?
Outdoors: 59°F/42°F Sunny, Light Rain
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F
Daily Spark: I plan on living forever and live like I’m dying tomorrow. Anything else is irrational.