Thursday, July 12, 2012

(Foot) Bridges of Anoka County

Long ago
and not so far away,
a friend and I used 
to walk and push our
girls in their strollers
along the path
of a lovely nature center
near our homes.

Becky had not been back
since those early days
so we ventured back there
for a nice hike.

Lot's of good memories from the past
and more made for her future.

There are many types of
footbridges there,
which I love,
so I thought you might
enjoy seeing them too.

This bridge just set the tone for our walk.

This is a floating bridge.  

 Aren't the shadows a nice addition?

 This reminds me of a railroad bridge.

 This one is part floating and part stationary and as you can see,
it's quite long.

If my memory serves me correctly,
this section has been tied up like this for the past
18 years!

I'm really blessed to have
such great places to walk.
More from here on another day.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Too funny they haven't permanently fixed that section. What a beautiful place - I'd love to go for runs there.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful places to just take a nice relaxing walk.
TFS. Ana

Beth said...

What a lovely scenic place to walk. No foot bridges where I live now but at home there were foot bridges over a deep railroad cut.

Susan said...

Wow, what a great place! Lovely photos Jill!

Linda Chapman said...

Good Morning, Jill! What a group of interesting foot bridges! The floating one looks much like the one we have nearby at Cedar Hill State Park. Texas has SOME and I will be on the look out for them.
There's just something about a bridge.....especially if you can't see all the way to the other side. You MUST make the journey over to find it!!

Donna said...

What a super area to live in!!
Love all the bridges!

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely a gorgeous place to walk and remember and make new memories.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Ronda said...

That brings back my own memories of our different boardwalking excursions! Thanks for the interlude!

TexWisGirl said...

love this! what a great, peaceful feel to it all.

Teresa said...

Oh, this makes me so melancholy for times past.

Gloria Hood said...

Great places for a walk!

Amish Stories said...

That bridge reminds me of my time living in Florida as we had one that looked like this one. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

Anonymous said...

Very nice - that's great that you & Becky went back for a visit. Some of those remind me of the foot bridges at our local park. But I don't know about a floating bridge.... I don't do well with floating docks!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful place! I'd love to walk around there...I'm guessing there is a lot of wildlife there, too?

Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures. I love the one that reminds you of a RR bridge. Love the lush trees/greenery and shadows, too.

Ellie said...

What a very lovely place to take a walk - it looks very peaceful.

Renae said...

Thanks for your fun choice selection of my site! I like either 2 or 3 or both. Hey, you know I still don't see that you joined my simple sequins. Unless you have another emblem or something? Could you join once more to see if it takes? (hate being a pest and all -- ooops) :D

Jenny Woolf said...

Those first few bridge pictures are rather enticing! how nice to stroll across....

Chatty Crone said...

I imagine it was nice going back. It is very pretty there - I don't think I have seen a floating bridge before. Sandie

Ida said...

These are wonderful pictures. I enjoyed taking the tour of them. Loved the one with the shadows.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What wonderful bridges. I love the floating, long one.

Too funny they haven't yet fixed that part!

Nancy Claeys said...

I guess it's fixed pretty well if it's lasted this long! What a lovely walk.