Monday, August 13, 2007

I Will be Crossing this Bridge Today

All 5 miles of it. It is 50 years old. They just had a big 50-year anniversary celebration in July. It sways in the wind (no kidding--up to 12.5 feet in each direction! It's made to do that on purpose.)

I cross it at least twice a month, but this will be the first time since the 135W collapse. I hope I don't get all uptight about it.

After work today, I am heading north where I can allow my vices to run wild while searching for waterfalls and rainbows.

Have you ever heard of Tahquamenon Falls? It's a lovely place. I'd like to go there, but there is a raging fire spreading across Michigan's upper peninsula and the last I heard it was getting close to this natural attraction. I suppose I should check out the status of fire before heading off in that direction.

Hope you all have a great week. I will be back in a few days.


  1. Have fun at Tahquamenon Falls Zoey. I haven't heard of it before. It looks beautiful.
    Good luck on the bridge!!! You can swim, right?
    I hope they're getting a handle on that fire. It sounds horrible.
    Your $3 table is a great find!! Very cute.

  2. I hope you took something lucky with you! Only kidding.
    Bri actually had to stop one time when he and a co-worker were about to cross a bridge. He got out in the middle of nowhere! Bri had to go on to a meeting and the guy actually had someone he knew come along and drive him somewhere.
    I love waterfalls-definitely worth going over the bridge for. Remember, I just went under the Hudson River in June!

  3. Almost vacationed once at Tahquamenon Falls but the vacation fell through that year. It's a really beautiful area.

    As far as bridges, I find I'm a bit more nervous about driving across them after that tragic accident. Apparently here in Ohio we are second in country for the number of bridges. We have a bridge here similar to the one you posted that spans Sandusky Bay. I always used to like driving over it. Now I look at it differently.

  4. I guess a lot of people will have fears when crossing bridges for a while now. I've never heard of Tahquamenon Falls but it does sound fascinating...we'll be expecting tons of pictures:-) Thank you so much for your kind words of sympathy on the death of my SIL. You don't know how much it means to me to know you're all here for me!! xox

  5. We cross bridges all the time here. I must admit, I think of the bridge collapse when crossing now. We'll be going under the Golden Gate in just a couple weeks. Hope to get some good pics of that.
    Have a fun getaway!

  6. Tahquamenon Falls is gorgeous, Zoey, I hope you get there! We went there once as part of a family reunion in the UP. The wildflowers around it are breathtakingly colorful, so I hope the wildfires don't get too near so you can.

    I remember that bridge, it was a thrill to drive over it, but back then, we weren't scared it would collapse.

    Have fun!

  7. I hope you're having a wonderful vacation. The photos at the Tahquamenon Falls site are fabulous. I think I'll have to add it to my list of places to see before I die. (yes, I actually have such a list - the problem is I always add things back on after I've seen them, so I'll never get through it all!)
    I think I'll add your bridge too - it looks cool. I hope you didn't have any problems crossing. I haven't had to cross a major bridge since the collapse, but realized the other day that I haven't given smaller ones a second thought - thank goodness for that!


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