Monday, September 3, 2007

I Walked The Mackinac Bridge

Can't believe we did it but today hubby and I got up at 3:00 a.m. to walk the Mackinac Bridge.It's a Labor Day tradition of my father-in-law and this year we joined him (along with my sister-in-law her husband and their her 4 kids, ages 2, 5, 8 and 10). We got picked up at 3:30 a.m., made the 2.5 hr drive, waited in a crazy long line that took just about 2 hrs and then, FINALLY got on the bridge at 10 a.m. and made the 5 mile walk. I was number 27081 to cross the bridge! Then of course we had the traffic to deal with coming back.

Anyways, we're finally home and boy am I exhausted! I'm going to spend the rest of my Labor Day on the couch! Knitting!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

9 comments:

Denise said...

WOW! Congratulations on the walk, not to mention the crazy time you got up to do it. I hope you did spend the rest of today on the couch, relaxing, and knitting.
Happy Labor Day!
Hugs Denise

peaknits said...

Wow, what a great walking adventure! I think it's a great way to spend :Labor Day - then you kind of earned loafing on the couch for the rest of the day - with a good book or knitting...

a friend to knit with said...

how cool was that! what an awesome tradition.......yes, you must have been exhausted!

Kaet said...

honestly, the waking up early and waiting in line aside, that sounds like a super fun day! being outside with so many people doing such a cool thing, being with loved ones, and having a great excuse to spend the rest of the day on the couch without the guilt- it all sounds great! congrats!

xtina said...

what a cool thing to do! my five miles yesterday were on a dumb old treadmill. nice tradition, I like it!

StarSpry said...

Wow! That does sound like a cool thing to do...although it sure is early to wake up :)

I hope the rest of your day was nice and relaxing!

Susan said...

What a great tradition. I would enjoy doing that and it looked like a beautiful day. That is kind of early though.

moosie said...

cool.. I think I've been on that bridge before, my brother was stationed there and we had to visit him during the winter and we got stuck on the other side of the bridge because of a blizzard..if thats the same one :0)

Anonymous said...

For a look at last year's Mackinac Bridge walk, see the first interview on this week's episode of Perils For Pedestrians.

Tuesday, October 11, The Universityhouse Channel will show Episode 131 of "Perils For Pedestrians".

Contents of Episode 131 (2007):
--We travel to Mackinaw City, Michigan, for the annual Labor Day bridge walk.
--We talk with an advocate in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
--We visit a neighborhood that needs sidewalks in Knoxville, Tennessee;
--Tuscaloosa, Alabama, needs more crosswalks.
--We look at a dangerous intersection in Grand Island, Nebraska.
--We talk about closing the gaps in the East Coast Greenway.
--We look at the role of the pedestrian and bicycle professional.

DISH Network Channel 9411 -- The Universityhouse Channel
Tuesday -- 9:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 Pacific

Episode 131 is also available on Google Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3617416275047497892

Note: Public access cable channels are showing different episodes than DISH Network.

Thank you.

John Z Wetmore
www.pedestrians.org