Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Of Wind Memorials

Today we went with Curtis' folks to a windfarm dedication just outside of Idaho Falls. Curtis' dad owns some land that a windfarm company is leasing for the next 20 years to put wind turbines on to produce energy. It was quite a neat shindig! They had a bunch of speakers, including the governor of Idaho (whom I like less and less the more I know about him, but that is a story for a different post). After that, we got to sign one of the windmill propellers, which are enormous! 132 ft. long to be exact. Arden went around to the back side of the propeller and ran his marker nearly all the way from the front to the back. Our whole family on the Nielsen side is now memorialized forever on a wind turbine propeller--how cool is that! After that, we were fed a delicious lunch, and got to take a little van tour. Very neat. And guess what? The energy they produce here will be sold to Southern California, where we will be moving. Thanks Idaho!

1 comment:

K La said...

Congrats!! As a side note, one of the reasons I didn't want to live in Idaho was because of the governor. He is not a good guy.