Kale is an engineer. He’s kinda been one since he was in Elementary School. While we were in DC visiting all those museums, we saw some pretty neat inventions. It got us talking about some of the “inventions” Kale had as a boy. When he was in about 5th grade, he decided his bedroom was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. (There was only one air register in his bedroom) So, he built a box (I think it was a Kleenex box) over his vent with a whole cut in it to pipe some connected paper towel rolls out of and piped the air right up to his bed next to his pillow.
It was around that time that he also invented a contraption from his light switch to his ceiling with a couple of pull cords to be able to turn the light off at night or back on again in the dark without having to get out of bed.
It was always stuff like that.
So, it doesn’t surprise us at all that he is so intrigued by modern technology. He has every gadget known to man and he reads manuals just for the fun of it!
When we were in DC, he was most intrigued, I think, with the mass transit system they have. When it comes to moving people, they’ve got it down… and he was impressed! I have to admit, even though my mind doesn’t usually think on such things, I thought it was pretty impressive too… and Kayla thought the metro was just like a ride at Silver Dollar City!
Here are a couple of pictures that Kale took while we were there. (He took TONS of photos, or should I say gigabytes, but they’re on his computer. I borrowed these.)