Wasn't That A Toy?

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

I got around to processing some of my photos from the latest Oaxaca trip. One day we got a surprise. My wife and I had been to a market about 20 miles out of the main city and the cab driver, our friend Felix, took us to a cafeteria for lunch. The cafeteria was a big fancy place. The food was never ending. But outside there was a kid's playground. They had, like at an amusement park, those little paddle boats in sort of a big tub.

But the thing that blew my mind was a full-size large airplane that the kids could play on. Now that is some playground piece.  

 

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Rainer
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
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WOW, that is really cool Steven!

Too bad, your grandson wasn't with you!

February 01, 2011 08:32 AM
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Donald Hester
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Steve,

That is my kind of toy.  I could be a kid again in that!

February 01, 2011 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
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How cool is that? I would have loved, not only as a kid, but even now to poke around in an old air plane!

February 01, 2011 11:37 AM
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Reba Haas
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That would be a blast to go check out. Thanks for the tip on a fun idea to see when in the area!

February 01, 2011 03:55 PM
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James Quarello
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Now that is a great play ground accessory. I love old planes. One of the highlights of my trip to Seattle, besides meeting you Steve, was going to the Boeing air museum. That place was awesome.

February 01, 2011 08:58 PM
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Steven L. Smith

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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.