Walked 4.50 Miles – To Vera
Today I decided to head to the waterfront. Greg told me that he had seen a trebuchet at OMSI for this weekend’s Mini Maker Faire. I wanted to see it for myself. It was nice to walk early this morning. With not a single cloud in the sky, it started getting hot fast. I always love walking on the Esplanade. I texted Greg right before I got to his work (he works extremely close to OMSI) and he popped down to chat for a couple of minutes. All in all, a very great walk.
This stove top is only a couple of blocks from my house. I find it so curious. The structure is a tree house. Does the stove heat that? I have no idea.
Sunflowers overhead are always fun. I had to reach up as high as I could on my tiptoes to take this.
This house used to be the Brooklyn Library in 1908. I love this bit of history.
It’s weird to think that there is a dairy just a couple of blocks north of Powell on 6th. Dairigold has been farmer owned since 1918. Pretty darn cool.
The bulldozers were working hard on this building. Parallel to the railroad tracks, this land will be part of the new MAX line. So exciting!
The new pedestrian bridge is progressing nicely. This reflector took me back to the days when I worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation. I had just finished high school and did a summer internship on a survey crew. I used to know how to work these types of things.
OMSI has a great new salmon art exhibit outside new the submarine. I had just visited Bonneville Dam, so it was interesting to read all of the plaques in the ground her.
I find this small boat very curious complete with a large pirate flag in the window and a bike on the deck. I wonder how long she will be anchored here.
I said hi to Vera and then turned around for home.
The water is so low now. I didn’t know there used to be an old dock here before. The Willamette is low enough to expose the remains.
At long last, the trebuchet. Trebuchet is definitely in my top five favorite words; it’s just so fun to say. I had spied it in the fenced off parking lot when walking to Vera. I figured I would walk along the street at OMSI to get a picture on the way home. When I returned, they had moved it to the esplanade. Folks were actively setting it up, so this was the closest I could get to it. Still very cool and not something you see everyday.