Monday, April 13, 2009

Have you seen this??

Click on the picture to enlarge!

The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connectingParis and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever Constructed. The tallest is 240 metres (787 feet) high; and theOverall height is an impressive 336 metres (1102 feet), making thisThe highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower. Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. Why? It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as You drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light Incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver. An amazing engineering feat!

I would have to close my eyes!!!

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. We did. We didn't do too much, which was nice. We have something every night again this week so we will be busy!

Saturday we just hung around, Rich went to ride, the boys and I stayed home. Sunday the boys went to their mom's in the morning for Easter and then we went to my parents.

Here are some pictures:

I gave Tyler a nerf gun for his birthday.

Here he is getting T, while Todd holds T so Tyler

can get him. (This entertained them all night!!)

Rich, Matt, Uncle Jerry

Jessica and T

Dad, Matt and Tyler

I haven't really gotten any sewing or quilting done. I have though played about 15 thousand games of rummy and war. J and I have been playing constantly. They go back to school tomorrow so I am happy about that. My house is a complete disaster and I am tired of the fighting and arguing, but brothers and boys, what do I expect?

Hopefully this afternoon I can get started on another project. I have several that I would also like to finish, but I do have to get some more batting. Which would require a trip to town, which I will not do unless I have several stops to make.

I have decided though that I am going to make several bags to take to the grocery store so I don't have those stupid plastic ones! I hate those! I think I have about 100 in my pantry...I don't need more!

I know this wasn't a very exciting post, and I apoligize. Its just been busy and I have been playing rummy for three days. Sorry! Hopefully my next post will have something more exciting in it!

J's crabs on their new climbing wall


karenfae said...

wow - that is some bridge isn't it. I'm not sure I would be comfortable driving over that!

marit said...

Not boring at all!
What a bridge! If you'd posted this on April 1st, I would have thought "April's fool"...

Have a nice Spring:-)

Kaaren said...

I would rather walk than drive across that bridge. No way!!!

I don't know what you're apologizing for Sara. I found your post quite newsy. Now, it's about J's crabs...hmmmmm. LOL

Terry said...

I couldn't cross that bridge either I don't think. It would be amazing to see in person though!

Anonymous said...

There is NOOOOO way I would go over that bridge, not in a million years! LOL

linda said...

I'm going to have to do some research, and find out the differences between the I-480 bridge and this one. Looking at that picture, I think I'd have to close my eyes to drive across. ;>)

After I got finished throwing up!

Karen said...

Scary bridge! Is there a break-down lane??

Dionne said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely could NOT drive over that bridge! I wouldnt even want to RIDE over it!

I'm getting chills just looking at it!
PS - I didn't know crabs would want a climbing wall!