Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Poopie Bridge and Our Place~A Best Kept Secret

I loved Mom's Day this year. Kristi called and asked if I wanted to walk one of our bridges. A couple of years ago I had purchased two prints of Portland's Bridges for Kristi and myself ~ with the thought of walking each one together and exploring the neighborhoods on each side of the bridge.

Last year we had kissed atop the Fremont Bridge when they did their once a year bridge closure to traffic.

When she came over to pick me up, we wrote down all the names of the bridges so that we could randomly pick one out.

Oh No-o-o!!! We drew the Burnside Bridge, aka the Poopie Bridge.

We both know what is on either side of that bridge and we both know what is sometimes "on" that bridge. Keeping true to what we had drawn, we decided first to walk west on the Hawthorne Bridge.

Share a bridge kiss~

Walk along the esplanade through the market.....

.....and then back across the Burnside Bridge to the eastside.

As we near the end of the Burnside Bridge we both are thinking the same thing. We are very close to what has become "our" place to go eat, drink and talk. I don't really remember when we first went there or when we decided that it was "our" place and that we would tell no one else about it. But it is and we quickly settle in and order some favorites to be shared between the two of us.

A day of laughs and talks, and shared eats in our secret fort. Isn't that what Mom's Day is really all about?


  1. You do the most fun, creative, inspiring activities of anyone I know! What an awesome Mother's Day . . .

  2. this post just made me super hungry. for our secret spot. i have no idea how it became our hang out too, but i love it, and i'll never let it be anyone else's. love you <3