The Longest Inflatable Waterslide in the World

Rob Bliss is amazing. Bliss, who is a college student at Grand Rapids Community College, has brought remarkable events to Grand Rapids, including the Zombie Walk, the Chalk Flood, and the paper airplane (actually 100,000 paper airplanes) launch. Now he has raised money to build the longest inflatable waterslide in the world. And this weekend, Grand Rapids tried it out.

Set up on the Lyon Street hill, which runs through the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, the waterslide attracted over ten thousandriders who, in some cases, waited for over 2 hours to ride the slide. These pictures were taken around 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and the line already stretched a long way.

Visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum

I was in Milwaukee last weekend on business. When my business was concluded I had a chance to tour the Milwaukee Art Museum, with its relatively new Quadracci Pavilion, which is stunningly beautiful. Following my tour, I took the high speed ferry across Lake Michigan to Muskegon. It was far better than driving all the way around Lake Michigan.

Here are photos from the museum and from the ferry.