Yesterday, Shannon and I went to the doctor for the sonogram. The technician said that a sonogram is the same thing as an ultrasound. By the way, Shannon's pregnant. I don't think I've mentioned that here yet.

Wow, is that technology cool. They just put a probe on her stomach, and you can see inside. We got to watch him on the monitor for quite a bit while she took photos from several angles.

When she told us that it looks like a boy, I asked her how sure she was. She said that she won't call it unless she's pretty sure. She said 98%. So my sister is going to have both a niece and a nephew. My brother's wife is having a girl, and she is due just a month before Shannon. These are exciting times we're living in.

In other news, I just finished school for the semester, so yesterday was an all around good day.
I remember my friend Andrew telling me about an "alpine slide" he rode once in Tennessee, or maybe it was North Carolina. It was a track down the mountain on which you rode a little cart. Something like a personal, gravity powered rollercoaster. You could control the brakes. It sounded quite mystical to be honest. I've never heard of such a thing.

Anyway, today I just saw a pickup truck parked downtown with "Wiegandslide" printed on the side of it. It also had a url: What can this mean for us Missoulians? Well, I speculate that someone is seriously considering building one here. There are three places I can think of that might consider this:
  1. Snowbowl
  2. Marshall Mountain (if they come back from the dead)
  3. Bitterroot Resort

I eliminated the Hiawatha Trail, because I think Lookout is run out of Idaho.

This is a great idea.