"Something Old and Something New"
The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge and "Sturdy Gertie"
Tacoma, Wa by: me July 2007
In an effort to see my craft table again, i started cleaning and organising the "stuff" on it. I found a scrapbooking project i started last year from when we walked the newly completed Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It was kind of a community building/informative walk the State, the Cities of Gig Harbor and Tacoma, and the construction workers put together. The new bridge was open for pedestrian traffic only and you could walk some or all of the length of it.
I remember hubbie and i were super impressed with our 4.5 y/o daughter because she walked over 1.5 times the length of the 1 mile bridge. Halfway through the return trip to the shuttle area, she was too pooped to boop, and we carried her. It was a gorgeous day though, and how often do you get to walk across such an awesome structure...especially being part of the US Hwy system!?!
So i was able to have everything there and ready to finish the project and C.m. helped me.
I totally loved C.m.'s idea of putting the flat bed truck on this page. At first i have envisioned making a roadway with all the truck stickers arranged together, but once she suggested we should put one on this page, that got us thinking we could put the tag on the back like a package being delievered. And then i thought we could draw a suspension bridge. Wow! It felt great to get the old creative juices flowing again!