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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Beautiful Day for Bridges and Pictures

Chad took the whole afternoon off today, so we could visit two of the last 3 bridges. It was so pretty out, the weather was fantastic. The first bridge we visited was the Hogback, which was my favorite.

The Hogback was built in 1824, and is 97' long. It sits in it's original spot, and is named for the limestone quarry at the end of the river.


The wooden floor of the bridge really shows its age, I loved walking it, becoming one with its past.
The last we visited was the Cedar Bridge. It was also featured in The Bridges of Madison County. Built in 1883, it was burned to the ground on September 3rd of 2002. It was rebuilt with authentic materials, and to the specifications of the original bridge.

It's the only bridge that traffic can still travel on, as the picture of my little family driving through shows.
Here are some shots taken during our day trip.
Tara and Kiley.
Kiley jumping on the river bed below the Hogback.
She didn't know I was taking this awesome picture.
At the gazebo by Cedar Bridge.
Again at Hogback riverbed.
What an amazing, fun day!

A Visit to Quilter's Cupboard

My blog friend Kim suggested that since I was in Ankeny, that I check out this quilt store. So yesterday, we did just that. What a treat!! From the front, it looks so little, but once inside it goes on and on! Every room filled to the brim with so many great fabrics, and patterns for the best sewing projects.


I, or should I say Ken, bought me these two awesome fabrics, and a pattern for this really cute pin cushion weight with scrap bag attached. I can't wait to get the time to sew this, and I don't know what projects I'll use the fabric for, but they're great for my stash!! Thanks for the suggestion Kim, I'll be making another trip there before we leave!