Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 3 of Oregon

Even though I may not get math...

The highlight of yesterday was seeing where McKay works 
as an actuary in downtown Portland.

McKenna points in the direction  of where his office is.
Not the French restaurant with the scalloped ivy, 

Then she calls McKay to tell him we've arrived

I think this is the first time I've actually seen a revolving door. 
I asked Dennis what was the point in them besides looking good in a movie
He thought they help keep the rain out since the door is always revolving and never open?

We were greeted by the door man. 
He was friendly as is everyone else we've met.
What is it about Oregonians and their friendliness?
(Well except for the worker at Sweet Tomatoes who wouldn't let me choose a table before we stood in line.)

The greenery just outside his office is incredible!

Once we got to the 9th floor I started whispering for some reason.
It was so quiet and I didn't want to disturb the math workers.
Maybe I was thinking that if I were ever doing a math problem I would need total quiet
(but it still wouldn't help.) 
I understand now that poem Khalil Gabran I memorized by back in high school...
"Your children are not your children. 
They come through you but not from you..."...or something like that.

Next to his cubicle is another BYU graduate.
Amazingly there are 10 BYU grads in his office.

And you'll never guess what they use this room for...
McKay along with a few other actuaries, play board games here during lunch.
It's like a little club thing they have going on.

These 2 can hardly take their eyes off their little man.

Right across from his office is this amazing waterfall

Then on our way back to the car, very near to McKay's office is this Day Care center.
It has windows all around so anyone can see in.
I count my blessings that Grant does not attend here.
(The children were in an adjoining room playing. We could see them too from the window.)
But I must say, it does look clean!

Today we have a date to see my Aunt Wanda, who is almost 90.
She lives in a retirement community in Lake Oswego 
and I have not seen her in years and years.


Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying this account of your trip! Looks like the two McKs at happy in their new city. How wonderful! Be sure to visit the huge bookstore there. Just mention "huge bookstore", and anyone who lives there will direct you right to it.
That day care center looks a little "too clean", if you know what I mean.

Susan Rozier said...

Wow Jill, You must be in 7th heaven! We are so happy for you. Love the Mcks, Grant, green Oregon and sharing in your trip. Love, Dad and Susan

Karen Mortensen said...

What a pretty place. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Can't wait to see more.

Rebecca said...

How fun you got to actually see where McKay works!
The green is amazing!

Sue said...

Looks like they've got a wonderful situation going on. I always enjoy seeing pictures of those two. They look so happy!


the Rich girl said...

I love the picture of McKenna holding Grant and talking to McKay. She looks like a model!!

I'm so glad that you and Dennis are having a good time. We so wish that we could be there with you!

Lisa said...

You must've bought a laptop or an iPad to be able to post your journey! So COOL.

Loved all th pics & seeing McK's @ work & play. Keep posting!

grandmapeg said...

Still loving all of the beautiful scenery. That seems amazing that this company has so many BYU graduates, but I love the idea of the board games room. Do we get to see more pictures of the McK's apartment? How is your jaw feeling?