Sunday, September 28, 2008

Covered Bridge

It's been a rainy weekend so we've been hanging out inside today. Yesterday we ventured out for a birthday party and shopping. Nature Girl got to wear her new rain coat and use the matching umbrella. Here she is pictured in the box with her umbrella on the day it arrived. This cardboard boat and umbrella is the perfect set up for our weather this weekend! that brings me to the covered bridge part of my post.


Last weekend we went to Vermont to visit my mom and Gram. We stopped to check out this covered bridge. It's the Bath-Haverhill covered bridge. For more facts on the bridge go here. This is the inside of the bridge. It's pretty amazing to think it's built out of wood. It was recently renovated and rededicated. You can no longer drive over it. There is a side walk part on the side of the bridge with a bench to sit on. Nature Girl loved the view exclaiming "Mommy isn't that so beautiful!"
This is the view from the other side of the bridge. I love the sign "$5 fine for riding or driving over this bridge faster than a walk." We've been talking o Nature Girl about the time when people didn't have cars and used horses to get around so it was neat to be able to show her this covered bridge. eventually I hope to read The Little House on the Prairie Series to her and take her to the Almanzo Wilder Farm in NY. I think she's still a little young.
Here's our self portrait taken at the covered bridge. I'm planning to take Nature Girl to the Bath covered Bridge next time we're in VT. You can drive your car over that one. I think she'll enjoy it. We're planning to go back to VT in a few weeks to visit and take in the fall scenery. It will be beautiful! Happy fall everyone!

13 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, I love those pictures. I'm a sucker for a covered bridge and the self portrait is perfect!

mellyandrosie said...

What great photos!!! That bridge looks amazing and I wish I could just go for a drive and have a look! Beautiful =]

Yarni Gras! said...

what a terrific weekend. I love the bridge.......what great photos of the two of you!

quiltingcindy said...

I have always wanted to see a covered bridge like that one. Lucky you and Nature Girl.

Pattie said...

Look at the beautiful smiles on both you and Nature Girl! That's a great photo, Jill.

Thanks for sharing the covered bridge. I've never seen one, and have always wanted to. I bet it's beautiful when it snows!

How's school going? I think of you often and hope that it's getting easier.

Katy said...

one day I might get to see a covered bridge in real life!

Apryl said...

brilliant photos. and I must have read teh little house book series at least 5 times as a kid, I still think fondly of them now.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Reminds me of the book, "The Bridges of Madison County". The covered bridge looks wonderful. I love the Little House on the Prairie books and have recently got the dvd's out to wathc with my kids.

Beth said...

nice picture of you two! I have never seen a covered bridge either, it must have been fun for nature girl!

Sarah said...

What a cute picture of you two! The bridge looks pretty neat, too!

Barb said...

ps. I have a little something for you over on my blog!

Cookie Sunshine said...

Oh, I love your covered bridge photos. How wonderful. Last year I had the opportunity to travel across country with my nephew. An unexpected surprise for us was that we toured several of the Bridges of Madison County one day. I don't think I had ever actually seen one prior to that day. These really are such treasures.

I found you by way of Patti's Attitude blog...so glad that I stopped by.

jovaliquilts said...

I hope your Gram is recovering well now. Two hip surgeries a few days apart does not sound good! But in the end, I hope she'll be very glad she had it done, and that she will be able to move and walk without all that pain. Love the covered bridge!