a2z: The letter is ‘G’ for Get-Away!

We haven’t had time to GET-AWAY in a long time. Ed is working 14 hour days. When he is home it’s because it is raining. 

But…this was a holiday weekend and it was sunny! With not a lot of time or money to be had we took a day trip to the southern end of Illinois. 

We stopped here. It’s my first ever covered bridge. 

 I was able to make a panoramic photo for the first time too using photoshop elements 9.

 It’s rained a lot here in Illinois and the creek that goes under the 1854 Mary’s River Covered Bridge in Chester, IL was rushing like a large river cascading over a cliff. 

 The bridge was originally a planked toll road between Breman and Chester (home of Popeye) and now it’s historical place for a picnic. Except we didn’t bring one!

Get-aways don’t have to cost a lot and you don’t have to go far. Exploring our state is fun and do-able in a day. 

For more a2z check out Patty Wysong’s blog for links.

posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Getaways are essential for mental health, IMHO!
    I don't know that I've ever seen a covered bridge out here in Colorado. We just have lots and lots of tunnels.
    Thanks for sharing your getaway!

  2. Glad for your Get Away! Those are always good. I love covered bridges, too. There are a few within an hour or so of us, and more if you go a bit farther. Hubby worked on one on a temporary job a few years ago. Nice post!

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