Saturday, June 28, 2008

DC Replacement

So last Friday, Hubband and I went to the Big City. We stayed near the infamous bridge and wandered around
here. We walked past a famous statue and music spot, found dinner, and had fun relaxing together. Saturday we went for a drive to poke around Stillwater, MN. While we have not been impacted at home by any of the flooding around the mid-west, we could see some problems with it on our trip.
This is a road from one direction,

and this is another view of the same road looking toward the fancy bridge,

and where it goes under the approach to said bridge, next to the river. (Personally, I think the clearance sign is a bit off on in its measurements.)

Due to the higher than normal water level, some boats that normally would be able to zip right under the bridge with no trouble,have to slowly approach with caution,

or just get into the queue and wait their turn.

Of course, some boats always have had to wait for the bridge to do its magic!

(The bridge keeper did seem to pick when to lift it, based on this one's proximity I noticed.)

At this point there was the "All Clear" signal for the bridge to start back down.
We spent another night in the big city, walking past famous spots again, having a wonderful time, just hanging out together. We had a really wonderful anniversary trip!

I had started a pair of socks for Hubband before we left and got a lot of knitting time in while driving about, but totally forgot to take any pictures of "Socks on Trip"; I even had it with me while we were waiting for the bridge! So we are making do with socks on the deck and
"Socks with Frogs." (I have since finished the first sock and will be turning a heel of the second tomorrow.)


NH Knitting Mama said...

Wow, the water is high! Neat pics, though.

Bubblesknits said...

Goodness. I can't believe how high the water is.

Anonymous said...

Great photos!! Good looking sock too! :)

Keepin Cool Swap Pal -