Little boys are so easily pleased. This weekend is the air show. Yesterday, I slipped and announced to Graeme something about going to see the airplanes and every time I neared the door, he thought we were going to the show. When you are small, the concept of later is so difficult to understand. Today, he's been better about it. And most likely, the difficulty has been eased because we've witnessed tens and tens of jets and unique planes practicing directly out our bedroom windows! Typically, I would not be thrilled to live close to an airport. Funny how things change when you have little boys. I told Steve the other day, is it weird that I hope to see flashing red lights when approaching train tracks?
Portland's aerial tram. They loved it. At the top of the hill sits one of our hospitals, OHSU, which paid $40 million towards the $57 million tram project. The result? One fantastically expensive view of the city. ( Although, our price was a mere $8 to experience it all. ) I cannot wait to return in the Fall and see God's colorful handiwork. I should mention that the tram transports many, many people to and from work. It's purposes are many, not just for entertainment. Form and function, right there. Can you guess who designed this sleek beauty?
The tram was designed by a Swiss company, obviously. ( smile ) Those Swedes, they are amazing. You know, the same people behind so many other incredible inventions. IKEA, the NoseFrida, Volvo, and Lotta for starters. Did you hear about our Marta? Crashed. Totaled. Gone. But my family is safe and so everything is fine. We will get a new Marta. We miss her.
ps. since writing this, I got a text message saying I should edit my posts, lest I start receiving geography lessons from readers. I do apologize for the Swiss/Swede mix-up. I'll just put it this way: you Swiss and Swedes are all amazing! For now, I will hope for a geography lesson that is accompanied by an airline ticket to the area :)