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 thoughts on “a2z: The letter is ‘G’ for Get-Away!”
I love covered bridges! I wondered if that was the Chester bridge. Sweet. =]
What a fun day for you! I love your photos, Diana.
We live near many covered bridges, and enjoy them and their history.
I love covered bridges, too. Sometimes the inexpensive getaways are the best!
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!
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!
I love covered bridges, in fact there is one in my Mariner Cove novels. Thanks for sharing Mary's River Covered Bridge. HugS!