Caitlin found the bridges closest to her house and got the directions for her GPS. We then checked the things off of our list that we would need for the day...
We packed a snack but it was almost lunch time when we left so we decided to stop and eat...who knew where we would end up later in the day?!
We ate at this little outdoor cafe and I had this wonderful salad. The chicken breast was stuffed with three cheeses and lightly pan fried. There were tomato wedges, green apple slices, candied pecans and feta cheese on top. I will definitely be trying to recreate this yummy dish!
Next, we were off to see as many bridges as we could fit in on this day. I brought my good, professional camera just for this purpose, but unfortunately I did not bring the attachment to load those photos onto my computer. So...the photos I share with you today will be ones that I took with my phone. When I get home, I will load the others from my camera. However, I hope that you do enjoy some of the beauty of the bridges and outdoors that we did yesterday...
The next bridge we visited is actually still in use. However, only one lane of traffic can pass through at a time; a traffic light is set up on each side to let vehicles get over it. Beside this bridge was a horse trail...now that would've been fun if we had a horse.
The last little bridge that we sought out for the day was actually found in a very unlikely place...behind some houses. I wish I knew the history behind this little bridge; perhaps the houses simply built up around it or maybe someone saved the bridge and moved it to the small pond behind their property. Whatever its story is, it was on the map and we were gonna see it!
Caitlin and I had driven all over the back roads of Ohio and actually found some pretty neat areas for her and Kevin to come back and visit. I also told her that she needed to go back to some of these bridges and photograph them when the leaves begin to turn and in the snow also; I can only imagine how beautiful they will be then! And then, after Baby Jarrell is born I want to take that trip all the way to Ashtabula County to see those bridges. What a wonderful way to spend a day...all you really needed was a GPS and a camera!
*****Look for my next post on Covered Bridges where I will include all of the shots from my