If you were to ask Juniper, my youngest grand daughter, what her favourite colour is she would quickly answer YELLOW. She would then go on to explain that her grampa loves yellow too and his Jeep is yellow. So when we were picking a colour for the little Jeep it simply had to be yellow. With the Yarrow Days parade now only a week away the painting could be put off no longer. Juniper will ride in the Jeep with her dad and grampa next Saturday!
We finished welding the complex and detailed structure of the ship hull today. There were a whole lot of custom metered pieces! Jeff did a great job of that! That meant we could move on to the fun part - the actual curved hull. Peter cut and bent the steel while I welded it on as fast as I could. By quitting time the outline of the curved hull was easily visible. This is a very large piece! With the hull now bulked out we can move on to the detail tomorrow. Stay tuned...
It was eleven years ago I got a call to fly to Mall of America in Minnesota to look at a space for an adventure golf. It was on the third floor of the mall. Our meetings were short, as decisions were swift. I flew home the next day. Two weeks later I flew down once more with the complete building plans in hand and as before, in meetings just as brief, the plans were approved. The golf needed to be finished in 100 days. It was extremely ambitious! We partnered with a local faux rock company to do all of the onsite work including a mountain - no small task! Our team would build all of the features and signs in our studio at home and then ship them down for the install. My job on site was only to supervise and I would do this in short six visits.
We built enough features and signs to fill two large semi trailers. Each time we loaded and sent the trailer down the road and then I would pack my suitcase and fly to meet the load at the other end. I would supervise the unload, lift to the third floor and the installation the next day... then fly home to build more. It was exciting to say the least! Moose Mountain Adventure Golf opened on schedule and still operates to this day.