I had it all planned out for today with the wife and kids. We would first stop at the Skirvin to see the massive gingerbread house of the Overholser Mansion. Next stop – Bricktown – where we would have the kids ride Santa’s Wonderland along the Bricktown Canal, followed by dinner probably at Falcones. We would then enjoy a free admission Sunday evening inside the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Gardens.
Instead, after visiting the Skirvin, we left for home. Why? Because I don’t trust the Oklahoma Spirit trolleys. Once I was downtown, it was only then I recalled that the sold-out Thunder game against Cleveland was tonight at Ford Center. And with youngsters, the idea of walking a few blocks from one spot to another and then to another, and in 25-degree weather, was a no-go. Now, if we had a reliable trolley service, I could have parked along the trolley route and taken the trolley from stop to stop.
But the routes and timing of stops aren’t even available on the trolley signs anymore. Instead, we’ve dropped down to calling 235-RIDE for more information. And after hearing about horrible service from visitors, quite frankly, I wasn’t willing to take the risk.
Am I the only one who decided to cancel an evening of fun downtown thanks to the trolleys? What do you think?