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April 6, 2013

Gimli Glider

Growing up in rural America with limited access to television, I missed a few events that happened in other parts of the world. One such example is the story of the Gimli Glider, which took place almost 30 years ago high above Manitoba, Canada -- something I knew nothing about until just recently.

Noah and I have a renewed aviation interest after our recent travels to Canada, and we stumbled upon this story while watching plane videos on YouTube. Here is a link to an excellent Smithonian Channel presentation on this event: Gimli Glider Story.

Gimli Glider

January 25, 2011

Disneyland Photos

To see the photo album from Disneyland, click on this link: Facebook album

This puppy thinks you should click on the link...

January 19, 2011

California Screamin'

I have a new favorite amusement park ride... California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim.

I went on it six times while we were there, and I could have gone at least six more times if we had time! Noah was scared of the loop and the fast acceleration start, so he didn't go on it. Emily was three inches too short, but would have gone on it (and loved it) if she was tall enough -- and she would have wanted to be in the front!

March 24, 2010

Beach Trip 2010

Last week we spent a wonderful week at the beach in Seaside. We had a little bit of sun, a little bit of rain, and a little bit of wind -- just what you would expect from the Oregon coast. We found some good fish & chips, some other not-so-good cafes, and even cooked a little in the condo. We made daily trips to the beach and the pool, except for Tuesday when it rained all day.

Here are a few photos of our vacation -- click on photo to enlarge:


A room with a view...


Tillamook Cheese Factory... yum!


Can you say, "Princess"?


Building roads in the sand.

July 7, 2009

Fun Fact of the Day

Distance from the Wapiti River (at Hwy 40 south of Grande Prairie, AB) to our house in Molalla: 1000 miles exactly.