Sunday, May 1, 2011

ABCD - Centerline

My photo for A Bloggers Centerline Day

I'm not looking for the sympathy vote (sure I am), but I dragged myself out of bed and off of the couch, away from my warm blanket, where I've been huddled fighting a cold, to ride 10 miles out into the country for my centerline pic.
Photograph by Ron Kropf

Larwood Bridge, one of several covered bridges in our area. Next to the bridge is a small park. I grew up in the area, so as a kid I've gone swimming here (locals know there are better spots), rode over the bridge by bicycle and on horseback until we all grew up and gave up horses and bicycles for cars. On a darker note, a murder victim was found here a few years ago. A friend of ours was the one to discover the body. But for the most part it's a beautiful little place often filled in the summer with families out for a picnic and a swim. One last bit of trivia to bore you with, it's one small claim to fame is being the only place where a river  (Roaring River) runs into a creek (Crabtree Creek).

19 comments:

  1. hahaha Kari! that is some historic bridge!! Great shot by Ron. Glad you braved the cold...better than I can say for myself!

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  2. Great photo, although the centre line is very faint! Nice to read a bit of history about the location, too. Well done getting out of a warm bed for that.

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  3. Good on you for getting out...we felt a bit the same way because of the crap weather. Nice bit of history there as well.

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  4. Lovely pic. I like the bridge, it makes a nice contrast to your bike. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  5. Bluekat:

    riding when you are not well, is NOT good. take it easy and get some rest. Other than that, glad you managed to get out for some fresh air

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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  6. That's a nice picture of you riding and it would have been perfect had you been riding in the middle of the road ;-) afraid to break the law? ha ha
    Glad you felt good enough to go for a ride, hope you feel better.

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  7. Me thinks I need to work on my writing skills. My apologies on overstating being sick in bed. I was trying to use exaggeration in an attempt to be funny. My cold is much, improved, nothing left but a slight cough. I wouldn't have attempted a ride otherwise. Thank you for all the well wishes!

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  8. Rule 1 of internet writing: nothing ever reads like it's meant to!

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  9. Thanks for prying yourself off the couch. Great shot. I love covered bridges.

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  10. An action shot. Not too many of those. That is a great covered bridge. Are there many in Oregon?

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  11. I was thinking of a covered bridge and wondering if someone would get one. I was trying to remember if the Crawfordsville covered bridge had a centerline leading up to it from the old road.

    Good job Kari - get well soon.

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  12. excellent! glad you were able to get out and get some fresh air :) sometimes that does the trick to clear a cold. get better soon.

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  13. You had my full sympathy until I read your response that you were feeling better! haha... Nice pic, I LOVE covered bridges!

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  14. Great shot! Wonderful blue skies, the white bridge and the light pavement all make this such a light and bright shot! And love the shadows of the trees, you and the bridge. Great capture.

    -Lori

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  15. Thanks everyone, the ABCD has been great fun, and I have a ton of new blogs to visit! :)

    @Richard,
    Yes, we have quite a few, around 50 or so through out the state. There are 4 others close to Larwood.

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  16. Dear Bluekat:

    There is nothing that says "America" like a covered bridge. I am fortunate in that there are three within an easy ride of here (about 15 minutes for the farthest one). You might have been my inspiration to blog on them.

    Hope you are feeling better. Is it a genuine cold? I'm having a hell of a time with the damn tree pollen.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

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  17. Hi Jack,
    Always happy to be inspiration :)
    Thanks. I'm feeling much better. Easier to recover from a cold than those darn spring allergies!

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  18. Are you referring to the Bauer girl? I went to school with her father and bought our house from her grandmother. Sad.

    On a brighter note, riding is a great cure for sickness! Take care.

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  19. Hi Dan
    Possibly - Not sure on the name. It wasn't that long ago, 3-4 years maybe. I don't recall the outcome of it all, but yes, very sad. I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child.

    True, riding is a good cure for many things. I just don't like to sneeze (or worse) in my helmet!

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