Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Elevator

Oregon City Municipal Elevator
This is when I wish the day were cloudy to give me the even lighting since the direct sunlight makes the pictures too high of a contract, but since it is not raining, I can’t complain too much. I want to show you this elevator since it is unique, the only one in the United States and only four in the world.

Monday, April 22, 2013

CHIHULY Garden and Glass

Persian Ceiling

I am still overwhelmed and speechless, so just enjoy the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Just a few words of warning, picture does not do any justice, you have to go and see it!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

One Rainy Day in Seattle

SeaTac Station

Last Friday was a furlough day for me, so I need to stay true to the motto – I got no pay, I go play. We decided to go to Seattle to see our newest family members and to see Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition. It had been raining constantly while we were in Seattle, since we have webbed on our feet now, rain did not bother us too much. Here’s our journey three hours north of Portland.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ding....Ding..My New Toy

Vintage Trolley #514

After three years of hiatus (broken down trolley), I finally can get my hands dirty again with the lease of a vintage trolley from the City of Portland and Trimet. Today is the first orientation day of the trolley; the line is much shorter when we run again due to the construction of the Sellwood Bridge. We may not reach South Waterfront for a few years, and that’s just my estimate. The tunnel also needs some repair and we estimate that we can have revenue run after July fourth. On my initial assessment, this vintage trolley is smoother to operate and it feels heavier than what I used to operate. Overall it is a great day for me. I can’t wait.