Foot Bridge

Nature At It's Best - In Downtown Minneapolis along the banks of the Mississippi River
@webeishere (36351)
United States
June 19, 2008 4:29pm CST
This is in an area known as Boom Island Park about one mile North of Downtown Minneapolis Minnesota along the Mississippi River. The scenery here is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. But the mosquitos are horrendous this time of the year along the water. This foot bridge crosses a little creek coming off the Mississippi River and the path along this creek and the river is about 3 miles round trip. I have walked this many times. Each time I do I see new critters and wildflowers in the park. It is so relaxing to sit listening to the critters and birds and the rush of the fast moving Mississippi River. Do you have a favorite path/park that you enjoy walking in for relaxation etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I enjoy these quiet paths as much as you do, Grandpa Bob. I have no special places thou. Just anywhere that is quiet so I can relax and listen to the birds sing and other critters making their way around on the ground and in the tree canopy.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
19 Jun 08
That's a shame. But anywhere peaceful and quiet is great to listen to natures sounds. Even ones own back yard. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
19 Jun 08
That is beautiful. I do have a favorite park. I live near Niagara Falls, NY and we have this little island in the Falls called Goat Island. It is always just beautiful to walk through. It's usually quiet and relaxed. At one end you can go right up to the side of the Bridal Falls. It has a great view and I just love going there.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I have heard of Goats Island. You should post some phots and do a discussion about that area near you. I would love it as I am sure many other members here would love seeing the falls and the parks etc. Maybe even a shot of the Maid of the Mist cruise ship there for tourists. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@OURDEW (4810)
• United States
19 Jun 08
That sounds like a beautiful place to go walking. We have some nice places to go walking or riding a bike along the Fox River. The paths go on for miles and miles.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
28 Jun 08
That is a really beautiful shot of a foot bridge. I do not normally go for long walks to relax, but sometimes when the pasture is cut short enough I will go out in the pasture and take a walk around my property.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
22 Jun 08
That is beautiful. There is a park near here that I like walking it. It has some beautiful old trees and a natural mineral spring..use to be 4 (I think) but most of them dried up. As far as nature goes though my back yard is full of that. The woods are just a few feet from the house and full of trees, bushes, weeds, and wild animals.
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@teison2 (5923)
• Norway
20 Jun 08
Looks like a beautiful and relaxing place! i like to walk along the fjord right outside of town. I find the sea so relaxing. On a warm light summer night I think it is my favorite place in the whole world
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• United States
20 Jun 08
I have a one and a half years old son, so nearly everyday i take him to the nearby park. he can play sands with other kids, i just walk and keep an eye on him, i feel so relax and enjoy the time!
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
19 Jun 08
We used to have a fantastic park, called Krutch Park, where I always went to eat on my lunch hour.. It had meandering paths usually ending in a circular area with a few well placed benchs to sit and enjoy the park.. I always went there on my lunch hour along with my sandwich and a good book, which I enjoyed tremendously.. At Christmas time it was decorated in a way that took your breath away, not only did I eat my lunch in the cold at the Holidays, but we went to visit at night when the lights were turned on, it was breathtaking.. I haven't been there since I lost my job in 1992 except at Christmas, but it has been changed so much that it is not the same anymore.. I really do have great memories of my lunch hour in Krutch Park, I wish everyone could have seen it as I did..
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 08
I actually live in a rather pretty garden apartment complex called El Dorado Gardens and to walk alongthe sidewalks here 'you see umpteen differetn trees and shrubs and types of housing in one huge complex. there are about two hundred families living here and we have single story apartments, two story condos, one story apts with patios, just a conglomerationg of styles and trees and shrubs and flowers. really quite attractive here.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I love to see nature but i have no interest in walking around in the bugs and heat, so no i do not have a special place. Your picture is absolutely beautiful!
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
20 Jun 08
What a beautiful place. You're very lucky to have such a spot to go and reflect. I'm finding the bugs very bad this year, do you have blackflies where you are?
@gemini_rose (16268)
20 Jun 08
I do not have a favourite place where I live, no. Where I live there are not many nice places to walk too! But the place that you are talking about sounds absolutely lovely!
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
20 Jun 08
that is really a beautiful picture grandpa bob... i really admire you... besides having green hands, you also good at photography and you always post nice pictures for us... hope i can visit minnesota one day and visit mississippi river... i had been wanting to do that... take care and have a nice day...
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Thats what we can call a heaven on earth, hope in the future others will enjoy the nature at its best...
• United States
20 Jun 08
When I was a child, we always had a favorite park that we would go to. There were so many wonderful trails and even ponds. It wasn't a playground park, but a nature preserve. Such a wonderful experience to commune with nature and view the animals in their natural environment. Thanks for sharing the lovely stories with us and pictures, too. Be well!
• India
20 Jun 08
I do agree that nth can compete natural beauty.when one is stressed it s a gud relaxation on seeing greenery.there is hilly areaa around the place I live.i do visit it regularly each time it is a different experience for me.great pleasure is hidden there.Thanks to god that he has given us such a nice place to live at!!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I live in a city type environment surrounded by tall apt. buildings...but walk away a few blocks and it's a different world....private homes with GARDENS..something you would love..LOL Many a time I've loaded up my camera gear and would walk all along that one area, having a field day photographing...I get my "bliss" that way like my soul has been rejuvenated --my I sound poetic don't I...LOL
@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Jun 08
Very Beautiful Grandpa Bob! Here in Texas most people think of flatlands but i live in the best area of texas..you would never know it is texas with all the pretty trees and rivers! In My town is the main attraction called The San marcos River and it runs into the colorado river so its long and all Summer long its full of tubers (inner tubes with people in them) and canoes and rafters..it looks like a scene from any movie with the trees and such like down in the bayou..the water stays 75 all year round and is perfect!
• United States
20 Jun 08
Wow, that's amazing. I often go trekking to a National Park, nearby, called Shenandoah National Park. It's very much like Boom Island Park, filled with greenery, animals, insects, and almost any wildlife you can imagine.