Today I went to coon rapids (or as i like to affectionately call it, crapids) to take photos for the Northstar Commuter rail groundbreaking. Beforehand, as we were standing around waiting for the event to begin, my friend kelci and i talked our way onto the firetruck's 'cherrypicker' basket. it was kind of a fun way to pass the time. it was pretty high up, the EMT said that Crapids doesn't even have a building that tall, i'd guess it was 150 ft or so. maybe i'm totally off, but pretty sure I could have bungee jumped off of there. it was all in preparation for climbing the Sydney harbour bridge.... only a few weeks away!
(also note that it is April 29th and I am wearing my winter coat and wooly hat due to the never ending winter)