Don’t forget to check out my Go Fish Giveaway. It closes on at noon on March 30, 2012There is a place in Minneapolis that spans over that Mississippi River with the picture perfect view of St. Anthony Falls. With 23 Stone Arches, this bridge was once used as a railway from 1883 to 1978. Refurbishing and redesignating the bridge began in 1980.
historic Stone Arch Bridge--a National Historic Engineering Landmark built by James. J. Hill--one warm March afternoon without Princess Pea who was with a friend (LD). Instead we went with Wordgirl's friend AJ.
But don't, let me repeat, DON'T give the children only a penny (because that's all you have) to put into the musicians' collections. Or they will do the following:
- Tell the musician that they gave him a penny.
- Explain to the musician that if he had 100 pennies, he would have like a dollar
- And enthusicastically convince the musician that every little bit helps.
It is far better for everyone's sake to give him nothing than a penny and a lecture. Or sneakily give him what you can yourself.
|"Mom! I just can't see the falls! Oh, AJ! There you are!"|
- Gorgeous view of the river
- The bridge is about a 1/2 mile long which is a perfect length to enjoy the scenery, but not too long for little feet.
- There is a small pay parking lot that is very inexpensive. $1 for the first hour. We were able to enjoy the bridge for an hour and be back before our time expired. (Maybe we should have paid before we left on our walk, but we didn't get a ticket and eventually, I did pay)
- Dancing to the accordian player.
- Being short means you are easily pushed around. Poor JackJack got knocked down by a man who was 6'4".
- There were a lot of people on the bridge. A lot of people. However, those people were Minnesotans who were thrilled to be outside without a winter jacket, boots, hats, and mittens duirng the first weekend of March; so I think we will let it go.
This bridge is part of the Twin Cities history, and while it's beautiful, it's also a blast for everyone to enjoy!