I had a pair of shoes just like those until I gave them to a hitch hiker last year. I hate to think I wear sandals to display my feet. Cause eewwwee...This is the source of those that wear socks with sandals!
For those of you that need educating the point of sandals is not to display your socks!
Exactly! The prop was the reason for the gull wing. Did you or are you also going to get to the Spruce Goose museum in the Portland area?The info said the prop was so large that the peculiar drop bend in the wings was designed in so that the front of the plane could stay high enough to create clearance for the prop. It sure seems like that bend also made the wings fold up tidier and not hit at the tips..
We are heading to Portland to go sailing on the 23rd and will go to the Spruce Goose on the 24th. I leave the PNW on the 25th!Exactly! The prop was the reason for the gull wing. Did you or are you also going to get to the Spruce Goose museum in the Portland area?
Soozy, we were in Vegas a few weeks ago and saw the ceiling in the Bellagio. It was quite impressive. Thanks for the behind the scenes look. Also, thanks for sharing your incredible trip with us.The same artist designed the glass ceiling in the Flower Room in the Bellagio in Vegas. I lifted this picture from the web.
I thought about hail too, Dave. The colorful pieces are protected by Lexan. It isn't the clearest plastic for the display but it is so strong(yet flexible). But all that clear glass could take a beating. Most of the clear glass was of simple design. Overheat a blob on the end of the pole and spin it. There were hundreds. By the way, the clear glass that is cut off, wasted, or broken goes back in the kiln with the molten glass. That kiln is never shut off. It takes more energy to come back up to temp than to just leave it going all the time. Plus the liquid glass in it would have to be ladled out before a shut down so that it would not break the kiln as it cooled.
Since you like the waterfalls so much, I hope while you're in Portland that you've allowed time to go see Multnomah. There's a road out of Portland towards Mt. Hood that follows the Columbia River. A while after leaving town you'll see a sign "<---- Scenic Route 19 miles". Once on that road have your camera ready and your foot on the brake-there's a falls around almost every curve it seems like. In my opinion some are prettier than Multnomah, but it's the showpiece of the drive at 619 feet (total; there are two drops, a major and a minor).
I can't wait to see what Joker does with "Juwanna". Juwanna beer with that?
Wishing you the Best of Luck on the remainder of your adventure and a safe return.