Over Memorial Day Weekend, I took the Cross Sound Ferry from Orient Point, NY (the very end of the North Fork of Long Island) to New London, CT. On the trip back to Long Island as I stood on the deck waiting to leave, I contemplated the bridge that filled my view. Yes, I contemplated … Continue reading The Gold Star Memorial Bridge
Hurray! This is my 50th blog post! Thank you for reading! This year I began blogging because I wanted to make writing a consistent habit (I've wanted to be a writer since I was about 5 years old and the time is now). I decided to write about my fear of bridges. It's a narrow … Continue reading My 50th Post! 3 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging
Today, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City turns 134 years old. The bridge opened in 1883 and connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. I have no desire to walk or drive over any bridge anywhere except one. One day, I'd very much like to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. While I could easily go give it … Continue reading Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge
Because I've seen several Facebooks posts recently about two bridges that can get confused with one another, I thought I'd nail it down especially for readers and travelers who aren't familiar with the region. Because if you don't know the difference.... Well, you'll see. The first is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, referred to as the … Continue reading Which Bridge is Which?
Looking for something to do this summer? These 3 vacations will give you something to write postcards home about though they don't appeal to me. 3. 8 Bridge Hudson River Swim, NY Swim 1 or all 7 legs of the 120 mile swim starting at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (which I crossed for the … Continue reading 3 Very Interesting Summer Bridge Vacations That Don’t Interest Me
Sunset wasn’t for another couple of hours and it was early spring and the air was clear and the upstairs outdoor bar was packed with college kids, locals and out-of-towners relaxing on a Friday night. It was perfection, bar food and trendy, local hard cider and laughter and the sun on our faces. Our crew … Continue reading Is Mind Over Matter the Cure for a Phobia?