Saturday, May 13, 2006

Narrows Park

Today was a beautiful sunny warm day. Rue and I both had the day off. He usually works in Saturday so we took advantage of the beautiful weather. We packed a small picnic lunch of roast beef sandwiches and fresh strawberries and headed down to Narrows Park. It is a little park that was created so you could see the Narrows Bridge. Now it is also a good place to go to see the Narrows Bridge and the construction of the new bridge. It is funny, I was just thinking that we will probably never refer to the new bridge as the Narrows Bridge. Technically it is but I am sure that we will call the old bridge the Narrows bridge and the new bridge the new bridge. It's funny how things like that work. I bet though that all the kids who are born after the new bridge is built will call it something else. I bet they will call then the Narrows Bridges or the West Bridge and the East Bridge, since one bridge will be for west bound traffic and one will be for east bound traffic.
But anyways, now I am rambling. I walked down a little pathway to the beach and laid out a blanket. We ate our lunches and then Rue and Daisy wanted to play some cards and I decided to walk down towards the bridges. It looks like they are a lot closer than they really are. It took me about 15 minutes to walk to them. I guess it's because they are so big you think they are closer than they actually are. I walked right under both of them. I was the only person their. It was really cool to see them from that angle. I had never been under the bridge before. I took some pictures and headed back. I met Rue and Daisy about halfway back. They had a hard time playing cards because the wind kept blowing the cards away! We then walked back to the car. It was a nice little relaxing time of just being outside and being somewhere I had never been before even though I drive across that area almost every single day.


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

Beautiful pics, Annie! It sounds like you had a great time. I am amazed by the progress on that bridge...

rachd said...

You're onto something about the names of things. Around here we have "Courthouse Rd" and "Old Courthouse Rd", etc. People have a hard time calling something new by the name of the old one.

It looks like you guys had a great day!