I normally do my full blog entry on Saturday nights when my walking week is over, but I’m not quite done yet. The last 4 miles of the week are scheduled to be the crossing of the Green Monster – the Astoria bridge. Because it’s going to be a challenge in many ways, I decided that the crack of dawn on Sunday morning would be the safest time to avoid traffic for these last miles, so I stopped my walk today at the foot of the bridge and will cross into Oregon tomorrow in the 6:00am hour. The bridge is just over 4 miles long (and about 200′ high), so it’ll take me nearly an hour and a half. It’s supposed to rain, but that shouldn’t be a problem – the only weather conditions that would keep me from crossing will be high winds, lightning or heavy fog. Of those, only fog is a possibility at this point based on current weather reports.
And yes, I’m aware that pedestrians are not allowed on this bridge, but with the advice of a sympathetic state trooper I think I’ve found a way to be in compliance with the law… 🙂 I still pray that I won’t have to waste time ‘splainin’…
Please keep me in your prayers – I’ll post briefly here in the comments when I’m done, and I’ll do a more detailed blog post tomorrow night.
“I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” ~ Philippians 4:13