Friday, December 29, 2006

David's tram day

By David Henderson

When I woke up, I felt tired. The room was dark and warm. mom gave me my clothes for me. I dressed myself,brushed my teeth and waited for Dad. Next I got in the Blue Car with Dad because we were going to the Portland Tram to go on the first ride. The car ride was slow and boring because of all the rain, but at least we got there. After we drove to the Portland Tram, we saw the building that the station was in, it looked like a hospital. I saw Danielle the reporter who interviewed me for the Oregonian newspaper. I got a hat from a builder of the tram because he is amazed at how I built my Lego tram. The tram ride was cool because of the view but the tower, going over it was even cooler because of a shake. I also got a pen that is nice because it has the tram go up and down using gravity. Finally, we looked in the control room and someone showed me how it worked. Then Dad and I went shopping at the hobby store and got some string for my Lego tram and went home.



The ride:



I tour the tram control center:



I receive a hat from a tram engineer:




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The article in the Canby Herald:

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Click to read each of the article pages:


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Aviation Museum

OK, so we're a little behind on the blog thing, and I'll get you instantly caught up by sharing about yesterday's outing to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, home of the Spruce Goose. It has been about 4 years since we were there last and they have probably doubled the number of planes at the museum. If you haven't been there for awhile it's worth the trip out to McMinville. Here's some shots of from the trip:

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Fighter pilot David:

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Fighter pilot Abbie with wing man "Unice" the Unicorn:

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Miriam puttering around:

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Here's a clip of Miriam in ground school:




And Miriam in her normal "museum" position:

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Check out this beautiful GeBee!

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

And the tram keeps going...

On Monday night we received a call from the director of Portland's new tram. She told us that she received more emails suggesting David be one of the inaugural tram riders than anyone else. So next Thursday David and I (Adriel) will head to Portland and join 11 other dignitary riders for the official kickoff of the real Portland tram. I'm not sure who else is on that list, but... wow!

Saturday, December 02, 2006