|Confederation Bridge, PEI|
also known as the "Fixed Link"
"puh-lease tell me that bridge in the picture is for looks only and people don't drive on that sucker!!"
Wish I could tell you that Susanna but that bridge is very much REAL and I've had to drive across it 4, count 'em, 4 times! It joins two Canadian provinces - Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick and is one of three ways to get to the island. Oh yeah, and you pay a $42.50 toll for the privilege of scaring yourself to death! I am no fan of bridges let me tell you! Look at this picture of the Mackinac Bridge which joins the north and south peninsulas of the state of Michigan.
I have actually crossed the Mackinac Bridge (all 5 miles of it) in weather similar to what is shown. By the time I got to the other side after sitting idle for an eternity due to an ACCIDENT it was all I could do to pry my fingers off of the steering wheel but I did because I had to get out of the car to kiss the ground!! The only thing that kept me going was my trusting daughter sound asleep in the back seat. All for a Highland Dance competition.
Need I say - NEVER AGAIN!
Crossing the Confederation Bridge which is 13km long was a breeze compared to the Mackinac but of course I have only crossed it in the summer. The alternatives are taking the ferry or a plane. I don't imagine that when I'm living in PEI that I'll be crossing that bridge too often during the winter - if at all! I'm not a great swimmer:)
Weighed in this morning - weight up and down all week but down 2 lbs. for my offical weigh-in today. And yes MCMom in To I am all about a lifestyle change. Not that I didn't eat healthy before - I did - I just love too many unhealthy foods too. So I let myself have a "treat of the week" yesterday at Starbucks - had my all-time favourite - the chocolate & caramel covered pretzyl and it had no guilt attached to it at all:)
Goals for the coming week:
- lose 2 more pounds
- spend only $10 (I had my volleyball beer last week and fully intend to have it again this week!) I mean really...one can only go so far...