The December BridgeWalk will take place on Sunday the 8th. Runners and walkers will assemble at The Galvan House, 1581 N Chaparral Street from 8 am and, after a few brief words and a group photograph, will head off over the bridge at 8:30 am returning to Heritage Park 30 to 60 minutes later where we hope some will take advantage of the other fun activities on offer.
When you get to the top of the bridge, on your way back, remember to look for Malcolm standing on the bay side of the bridge waiting to take your photograph; stop, smile, and wave then check the Gallery pages on this website when you get home to see if he captured your “Top o’ the Bridge” moment.
Check out the Junior League – Kids in the Kitchen activity for this month which will start at 9 am. Please encourage all your friends and relatives with children to turn out for a fun morning in the snow of South Texas – this is not something you get to do for real except every 100 years so let’s thank the Junior League for this interim opportunity by supporting their efforts:
|8:30 am 'til you get back||BridgeWalk|
Brought to you by the Downtown Management District
|9:00 am||Junior League Play in the snow|
(This will cancel if it rains even although the BridgeWalk and other activities may still take place)
|9:30 am ||Yoga|
By Youga Yoga
|9:30 am 'til 10:30 am||Zumba|
By Z-Live Studio
|9:45 am||Tai Chi|
By Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, Texas.
By Youga Yoga
My good friend and Godmother to my daughter, Ann, flew in this week from Scotland to catch up with us as she has not seen us since we moved here permanently in 2006. She brought news that the “third Forth Bridge” will be completed sometime in 2016 so, in addition to the new viewing platform being constructed on the [ first ] Forth Bridge by 2015 there is another reason to visit Scotland.
She also had decided that she wanted to walk over the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge and so the children and I took her there yesterday. The weather turned out to be ideal, warm but not hot, no humidity and a pleasant breeze. However I can now assure all you folks who want to change the monthly BridgeWalk to a Saturday or to later in the day that there is very good reason to keep it early on a Sunday morning. The amount of traffic and the noise level on Thursday evening between 5:30 and 6:30 PM was much greater than on a sleepy Sunday morning. If there had been no wind we would also have had more vehicle exhaust smell to cope with but as there was a stiff breeze we were spared that problem.
What I didn’t know at our time of departure was that Ann had brought a Saltire with her and so The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge has now been claimed in the name of Scotland! [ When we have our new bridge we can ship the old one over there to get rid of it ]
Update to the Update – 10/09/2013:
An update to the album template was released this evening and the original format is now restored and working.
I have identified the problem with the photograph albums and have temporarily adopted a different album format. I think the problem is something to do with Java and I will restore the original, and in my view somewhat more elegant, album format as soon as a working version is released. In the meantime enjoy the photographs.
Next month I will have a volunteer on the bridge armed with spare batteries so that we can get everyone photographed with a decent camera rather than a cellphone!
October 2013 – 282 Participants
The October BridgeWalk, now designated “The Annual Superhero BridgeWalk”, was well attended with 282 walkers / runners and 2 dogs braving the “chilly” 65F weather. There was a 15 to 25 mph wind so the windchill factor did make it seem a tad cooler and, although there had been heavy rain in the hours before the walk, everyone managed to complete the course dry. Everyone that is except me because I waited at the top of the bridge to take photographs of the walkers on the return leg and by the time I was headed South it had started to rain again and I got soaked but it actually made for quite a pleasant walk.
Daniela Bucholtz, Todd Hunter, and Lori Garza
A big thank you is due to State Representative Todd Hunter for turning out to join us on our walk and congratulations to him on being the YBP Ideas Week Superhero this year.
Check out the Facebook page where some folks have uploaded their personal photos. Also Marc Carter has posted an album of T-Shirt winners too. Click here: Facebook Page Once again my camera battery did not last the course. Last month it managed 4 photos before it shut down, this month it managed a few more but I ended up using my cellphone again. What is worse is that I’m having some problems displaying the photographs on the Gallery pages of the website. Please have patience if you have been trying to access the album I will get it fixed just as soon as I can.