Monday, June 1, 2009

The Big Red Bridge!


I did it! I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday May 31st!
It was cold, foggy, windy and I loved every minute of it. I am not afraid of heights, but this bridge is right on top of the San Andreas Fault, so you know...a 220 plunge into 40 degree water isn't my idea of fun. I was a little nervous, but I did it anyhow. It was amazing.
I do think that the man that built it should have made the side railings a bit taller to avoid all the suicides that apparently take place there, you know because now it is pretty easy. A strong gust of wind and a person might blow over the side. It shouldn't be so easy, because someone may have second thoughts and then it is too late.
All in all, I think everyone should do this at least one time!

2 comments:

  1. Don't worry, it hold or rather, it will sway during the next earthquake. Nobody has been blow off that I know of, but it is not like the wind doesn't try.

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  2. True!! I am not really afraid of earthquakes, but my mom was terrified of them, and only came to visit me once in the 16 years I have lived in CA. She was deathly afraid of heights and especially this bridge, so I think I had her in the back of my head...It was a great, I plan to make it part of my morning run, Crissy Field, GG, and back...then maybe some Filmore street to get the quads!!! (Oh yeah, that is what I did last weekend!) LOL

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