Re: Day 26 [1400 hrs.] My Favourite Martians Reply #25 – February 08, 2021, 04:43:40 PM [Lt. Cmdr. Natalie Stark | Holodeck 01 | Deck 08 | Vector 01 | USS Theurgy]Attn: @Havenborn [Show/Hide] Having made the trek up the cave walls on her own more than once, without the aid of the lift car system, Natalie was more than happy to take the path of lesser effort to ascend to where her house would have been. She didn't expect the exact unit to be right and prefect by any means, or even there, not really, and had been mentally preparing herself for that. There was going to be a bit of a disconnect but she was aware of that going into matters and for the most part imagined she would be able to shrug that off. If nothing else she'd be able to enjoy the view of the lake. Moving up into the queue, Natalie and Daniel had only a short wait before a lift became available. The original constructs were quite old, but had been updated time and again. Currently, the enclosures were well maintained pods of transparent aluminum. Designed to face away from the cliff wall, it offered an outstanding view of the town sprawling on the valley floor, as well as the lake in the distance. As soon as they had moved up into the cart. Natalie went to the safety rail around the far wall and leaned against it, enjoying the expanse displayed before them. She wasn't sure if it was a random quirk or a design of Daniel's program, but the two of them had the elevator car to themselves. "When I was a child," she began, addressing the Lieutenant without actually looking at him, captivated by the view in front of her, "I used to hate this lift. The heights of it all were terrifying to me. Used to cling to my parents legs. Older I got though, the more I appreciated it, and ever since I moved away...any time I come back for a visit, this is one of the first things I do. Ride the lift. This thing could go much, much faster than it does, incidentally. As a kid I thought it was designed to solely torture me.." She let out a laugh, her shoulders shaking. "But the designers wanted something functional, but that would also force the passengers to slow down and appreciate the view. 'Stop and smell the roses,' is how the saying went, I think?"All in all the ride would take something close to 10 minutes - still considerably faster than walking up the switchbacks to get to the specific neighborhood level that Natalie's family home resided.