Saturday, November 8, 2008

The bridge.

These pictures were taken near an old railroad bridge that is about a half mile from my house. Trains don't run through here anymore. Our small town developed the bridge and the area around it into some awesome bike paths and a campground along the river.

The two kids pictured above have been the focus of my last three posts. This little boy is not yet two years old and the little girl just turned two in Sept.! They were so well behaved and did everything we asked of them and more!

This is a beautiful walk or bike ride.

It's a great place to take pictures.

When I was in high school the trains no longer ran, but the tracks were still intact. A group of us would pack into a buddy's station wagon, get the tires aligned just right on the rails and cruise the railroad tracks. We would climb onto the roof of the car, no need to steer, we just let the car go and watched the trees and rivers go by. Others remember consuming pop and other beverages when cruising the rails. (There were no pesky police officers patroling the rails.) Good times, good times.

A few nights ago I got these shots of the setting sun from the bike path.

The following pictures were taken in a town about 24 miles from us. They did a similar thing with their old railroad bridge and surrounding area.

I love the architecture of their bridge piers. What a great way to recycle these old bridges.


Shay said...

Love the sunset shots!

Slug-A-Bed said...

Hey Shay, We went to the bridge park to take pictures of Justin that night.

Shay said...

Yea. Did they turn out ok? U ladies should start getting paid big bucks for these photos.

Slug-A-Bed said...

Justin is a hard subject to capture. Hooligan 1 crouched behind him and tickled him. That helped a little. Then H1 gave him a stick of gum to chew, that did the trick. I would have posted a picture of him, but your mom would not authorize it. I guess he already has too many girls after him!

Washington Cowgirl said...

Those babies are so stinkin' cute, I just want to steal 'em!

Slug-A-Bed said...

Hey WC, I know what you mean! I wanted to take them both home that day. I'm lucky, I get to play with them every week!

Jo-Jo said...

When are you going to get pictures of C's new puppy. He's so cute!