Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Bridges of Bedford County

After going to the digital archives to find a bridge picture for yesterday's photo meme, I got to wondering what other pics we had hanging around from past trips. Not too old, because that would be pre-digital. And I'm too comfy sitting here with my laptop and one of my dogs to even think about moving.

I actually managed to dig up some pics from September 2004. That was over six years ago!

Coincidentally, they're bridge pictures, too. But these are all covered bridges.

I still had my bright yellow V-Star 650 Classic. Hubby's Vulcan Nomad, which has like 48,000 miles on it now, was still pretty new. My hair was long. His hair was still sort of brown. And I think we only had one dog.

Boy, how things change!

It was way before this blog, too. Heck, it was even before we built the WV place.

In fact, this just might have been one of the trips we took through the area (on the way back from PA) that cemented it in our brains.

Unfortunately, because these pics are from SO long ago, you won't really get a trip guide with this post. I can't remember any of the roads we were on. I know we stayed overnight in Somerset, PA. And we ate at least one meal at the Eat n Park. But that's about it.

You will get to see some nice pictures of covered bridges, though.

But first, check this out...

I told you it was bright.

That's my handsome Hubby. He's still just as handsome. And his hair matches his beard a bit better now.

Now that you know what we both look like, here are the rest of the bridge pics.

I know it's lame not to give you more detail. I promise, when this Arctic freeze is over, I'll have new trip info, with detailed routes. I do know all of these bridges are in or at least near Bedford County, Pennsylvania. And since the people behind Visit PA have done such a great job assembling state information, they can tell you where the bridges are located. Follow this link: Once you are there, click on Attractions & Activities and then Covered Bridges. After a few seconds, a handy little map will pop up. And voila, you have your trip planning helper.

The Bedford County Visitors' Bureau has a web page that lists all 14 of their bridges.

If you decide to do a bridge run, let me know. I'd love to see some pics from your trip.


Shybiker said...

Incredibly beautiful bridges. I love 'em.

ToadMama said...

Thanks, Ralph. Western PA is very pretty. There's good roads there, too. But WV roads seem to be in better shape. We still need to explore more up north though.

Fuzzygalore said...

Very nice, pics!
That hubby of yours always has a nice, big smile on his face :)

PA must be the covered bridge capital of Earth. 2 years ago, I did a ride called the Ramapo 500. The theme of the ride was covered bridges. Never going further west than Shartlesville - we passed over 17 covered bridges. Some of them have a really interesting history.

There's always somethin' good cookin' here on AppTours!

ToadMama said...

Thanks, Fuzzy. He does have a nice smile, doesn't he?

I'm not sure what it is with PA and covered bridges. I wonder if it is the state with the most covered bridges? Hmmm.

I'm glad you've been enjoying App Tours. :-)