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Sunday, September 3, 2017

George Bachmeier ~ Smoke ~ Birthday Adventure ~ Skyscraper Day

Good 57º unbelievably smokey morning.  Same yesterday and we topped at 97º.

A special birthday today...
George Bachmeier (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!!!
George in Lybia 2009^


Yesterday for my birthday Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Jean and I all went to Wildlife Images.
The smoke was the worst I have ever seen. This is the sun in the morning...

And driving to Grants Pass was unbelievable...
(Sadly today is worse!)

 Anyway this is a super fun wild animal park where some animals live there permanently and some are brought in, rehabbed, and released. It's owned by Dave Siddon and my old high school chum, Ron Loynds is on their board of directors. Anyway, because Brian knows Dave we got an early special tour. I am putting together photos for a Smilebox.

Here is one from yesterday...

Last year Brian and family took me to Wildlife Safari for my birthday...

And the year before that we went to Great Cats World Park in Cave Junction.... another friend of Brian's owns this and I got some special treatment...

Historically this date....

1944 – Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.

1976 – Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

2004 – Beslan school hostage crisis – day 3: the Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.

And births this date include....
1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951) of my most favorite vehicles was my 1969 912 Porsche... what a RIDE!!

1913 – Alan Ladd, American actor (d. 1964)

1942 – Al Jardine, American guitarist (The Beach Boys)

1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor

Still working on photos.

Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes. It was so appreciated! Love you all~!! xoxoxo

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 3rd.
Skyscraper Day

Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building "up" becomes more and more logical. As technical capabilities in construction improved, skyscraper buildings have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest buildings in the world in your city and country.

World's Tallest Buildings
# Floors
Year Built
1. Burj Khalifa Dubai 2,717 163 2010
2. Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China 2,073. 121 2014
3. Makkah Royal Clock Toewr Hotel Mecca, Suadi Arabia 1,971 120 2014
4. Ping An International Tower Shenzhen, China 1,965 116 2016
5. Golden Finance - worlds' tallest office tower Tianjin, China 1,954 117 2016
6. Lotte World Trade Center Seoul, South Korea 1,823 123 2016
7. One World Trade Center New York City,  NY, USA 1,776 104 2014
8. CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou, China 1,740 111 2016
Taipei 101
Taipei, Taiwan
10. Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai, China 1,614 101 2008
11. International Commerce Cnetre Hong Kong, China 1,588 118 2010
Petronas Tower 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13. Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,483 88 1998
14. Zifeng Tower Nanjing, China 1,476 89 2010
Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower)
Chicago, Il
Empire State Building
New York, New York
A Tall Debate: There is some disagreement over how to measure the height of skyscrapers. At issue, is whether to measure the height of flagpoles and antenna atop most tall buildings. 
Have a very happy Skyscraper Day.