The Covered Bridge

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On Monday I took my mother out to lunch and a ride through the countryside. Much to our surprise we came upon a covered bridge. I went back yesterday with my camera and took some photos. It was such a wonderful site, order I thought I would share it with you. The drive is a beautiful one. It’s a narrow and winding road, cialis so I had to take all my shots from my car. Yikes!

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The Brandywine River runs along this road. The leaves have mostly all fallen. I wish I was able to take photos before they did.

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As you go around the bend, nurse it’s hard to miss this big red covered bridge.

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Most covered bridges in this country were built in the early 19th century, but sadly few survived. It is said that young lovers would steal away inside them for a smooch, and that’s why they became known as “kissing bridges”.

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It is not really known why these bridges were covered, but most agree that it was probably to extend the life of the bridge, and to cut back on maintenance. Delaware has only two covered bridges left and I’m glad that this one is so close to where I live. I have not seen the other one.

I added a couple more photos that I took on the way home. I love this little old stone house. It’s currently being restored.

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HAPPY DAY
Carole

8 Responses to “The Covered Bridge”

  1. Pondside Says:

    Hello Carole – I’ve come over from Miss Maddie’s and had a very nice look around. What an interesting site! I’ll be back for another look later – your photos are beautiful.

  2. Carole Says:

    Hi Pondside. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I always love having new readers, so I do hope you will come again.
    Carole

  3. Lana Says:

    Hi CARole! I enjoy reading about you and your Mom spending time together ~ it makes me smile each time I read about it. Thank you for sharing the covered bridge photos ~ it’s beautiful!
    Have a lovely, blessed weekend.

    Lana

  4. Carole Says:

    It’s always nice to hear from an old friend. Thanks Lana.
    Carole

  5. Nan Says:

    Breathtaking pictures Carole! Reminds me of one of my favorite movies, “Bridges of Madison County”
    I’d love to see the inside of that stone house when finished!

    What a special day for you and your mom!

    Nan

  6. Christe' Says:

    oh, what a lovely country drive to share with your Mom.

    Those beautiful green rolling hills and that wonderful covered bridge,are just breathtaking.
    The old stone house is really wonderful. Like Nan, I would love to see inside of that old stone house,too.

    Hope your pretty weather is holding for you.

    Christe’

  7. carole holt Says:

    Thanks for your visit to my blog, Nan and Christe’. There are so few covered bridges left in our country, I feel lucky to have a couple of them still standing in our wonderful little state of Delaware.
    Take care
    Carole

  8. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    Carole, these photos of autumn in your area are gorgeous! And especially lovely is the covered bridge. Looks like the perfect day to spend with your Mom.

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