Having reviewed the race track a bit, let’s test it out!
You can see the blur of racing Big Green Swirl successfully navigating the first curve…
… and then all the others to reach…
… The End, where Catcher catches. Good Catcher!
Smelting plant again and the surrounding track.
Here are the marbles I tested this day, with Big Green Swirl center stage. The marbles to its left in the below photo were too big to make it down the track (all flew off); the marbles to the right were too small and stopped somewhere along the way. Only Big Green Swirl made it down the whole track without hitches. Thus its new name of Greenilocks. Not too small, not too big, but just right. The prize for winning the contest was its marriage to Diamondia, the most perfect of the marble’s female species seen in front of it below, transmuted by George Washington Carver himself out of a peanut.
Many other marbles made the trip into Bigfoot this day, but the great majority remained in this metal container, clearly unfit to participate.
Empty Promises reminds Taum Sauk that there’s more left to Bigfoot than just a completed and tested marble race track. Later we would follow Taum on an exploring trip of the swamp and surrounding roads.
Taum Sauk also graciously lent a corner of his brick home to prop up a part of the track running around his plant. It had to be moved several inches to effect this. And below it in the photo is Taum’s atv, which he will employ for the exploring trip. Can’t wait!