09 March 2010
Our Island Story Part 6~Railroad Bridges and Trains
Imaginations run wild when one lives on an island!! What better thing to do on a hot summer day than to swim in a river and climb onto the railroad bridge!!
Juli is preparing to take a dive into the cool waters below. For safety, daddy first swam all over the waters where the kids were jumping and diving to ensure the water was deep enough. We knew it would be because of the cement columns holding up the bridge as they went far into the ground under water. Juli, Vance, mom and dad were the only ones big enough and brave enough to take the dive. And let me tell you, that was some deep water because after my first dive I thought I would never surface!!
(I tried editing this photo to clean it up but it didn't work)
Vance climbed up to pose for a quick picture. This is the area our family climbed onto the tracks to jump into the river or to cross the river. Sometimes during early freezing and early melting we had to cross the trestle on foot. Quite a feet with 6 young children!! But very doable if you hang onto them tight!
It was announced in town that a passenger steam train was going to go through and what better view of that than on our boat in the middle of the river. The kids thought that was the greatest!
We weren't aware that several hours later it was going to come back through the other way and I only got one shot of it!!