JULY 4th… Walk Across the River Bridge

Today being the 4th of July… it seemed we should be doing something!…

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We were invited to the Lake(River) with a niece and others… but, it’s a long drive…

My Bobby knew I have been wanting to walk across the Ohio River Walking BridgeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   which is in downtown Louisville… we live in the county…

The bridge was an old Railroad Bridge  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA… just sitting there since 1969… and now is a gateway between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana… It is about 2 miles round-trip…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We ran into construction and so we started on the Indiana side…

It was such a beautiful day getting started about 10:00am… The sky and air were perfect for our walk… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A neighbor friend, Bobby and I went…

It was very busy with people walking, jogging, bicycling, wheelchairs and strollers…

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To think we walked over and back… seems like a long ways… but, it was so enjoyable… you didn’t even notice!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This guy just stops in the middle of the bridge and begins to play his guitar, harmonica and bells attached to his foot…

Young and old mingled…

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A 4th of July Parade was getting under way under the bridge… along the road that runs along the river…

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We counted over 20 ducks swimming near the bank from above…

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Muddy Ohio River… but, still beautiful!

I expressed, “I think this is an awesome thing!…people getting out with others… exercising… enjoying the sunshine/wind and fresh air”…

On the Louisville side is Waterfront Park… a hotdog vendor  k14834334 selling a variety of what I call “Fair Food”…

My Bobby had to have a hotdog and a diet-coke… I took a bite… and it tasted so good!…

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We had brought water… and it came in handy!…k10089320

We checked out the riding equipment you can rent… One seater bicycles, two-seaters and surreys…

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The single and doubles may be ridden across the bridge but, not the bigger ones…

They are for the Park only… Rented by the hour…    

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Bobby and I enjoying the sunshine and windy day!

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The ramp winding up on the Louisville side to the bridge…

 

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June and I… a good friend/neighbor!

People were picnicking and kids played in the water park area in the sprinklers…

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We finished at Pearl Street Treats 10418177_475507222552486_4066956283128992883_n with Frozen Yogurt and toppings… Delicious!… 10462841_475508719219003_5062216202283510567_n

 

The Indiana side is hoping to have shops and seating areas in about a year… the work is in progress!… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I am so proud of our city for the updates to our beautiful Water Front along the Ohio River…

 

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3 thoughts on “JULY 4th… Walk Across the River Bridge

  1. A great way to get some walking in and glad it was a lovely day. Did you do or watch any fireworks? I went over to my daughter’s to watch my grandson’s do sparklers and Daddy did the bigger one’s. It was fun and a great night.

    Your pictures were great. Hope I get to walk the bridge sometime.

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