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The Right Thing

Our trip to Japan was canceled as of this morning, pending refunds from airline and hotels, etc. We did not have trip insurance, sadly. In light of the circumstances in Japan, this should not be  a problem. The US government is advising against travel there until April. Several people in our group have already canceled. It was a small group to begin with. We are sad, but mostly sad for the suffering of the people of Japan. It seems surreal.

I find myself with 3 weeks of time for who knows what!

I finally got the bridge piece done.  You know how I get these love/hate things going with work like this.  Up above is a detail shot of the Fremont Bridge.

Here is the Sellwood Bridge which in reality is old and crumbling and held together with epoxy glue. It is due to be replaced, soon. It is the bridge to which we live the closest.

This is the Burnside Bridge which we use the most when we go over the river to the west side.

The red bridge is the prettiest of our bridges, the St. John’s Bridge.

I am off to get a good night’s sleep.

5 Responses to “The Right Thing”

  1. I forgot to comment on your bridges when you first posted them. I really, really like them.

  2. Excellent that the Sellwood Bridge appears rust-colored. Maybe the powers that make the decision on replacement will stop dragging and DO something to replace it soon. Hoping that the disaster in Japan might be a consciousness raising event here.

  3. Connie Rose says:

    Love the bridges, and glad to hear you’ll be staying stateside. Plan to spend a lot of time in Portland’s wonderful Japanese Garden!

  4. JB says:

    I am relieved to hear your trip was cancelled. Nice job on the bridges project!

  5. Judy says:

    I love the bridges of Portland, and I especially love how you’ve depicted them! Good job!
    Gerrie, I know you’ll understand when I say that I’m really happy that you’re not going to Japan right now. I would be so worried about you and Mr. C.
    Enjoy the extra three weeks that you will have – I know you will quickly fill it up!