Walked 4.53 Miles - To the Waterfront
This morning was cold and foggy. I headed to the waterfront to check on the bridge construction and to hopefully get some pictures of the fog around the water and downtown. Quick minimalist shoe update: I'm still in love! I had almost no pain today. I am noticing that the new muscles being used, because I'm walking a bit differently, get tired pretty easily. It's the feeling of muscles working and I like how that feels. It's a very normal feeling and not painful. I'm so glad I finally took the plunge with these new shoes. I'm feeling so optimistic!
I had so many pictures in my Hipstamaic app that I ended up deleting the app and re-installing it as an easy way to delete all of the pictures. This was the test picture I took to make sure my settings were set up correctly. My pictures today have more of a reddish tint to them and I prefer the more blue/green feel of my pictures. So I need to figure out what's going on so I can get back to the aesthetic I prefer.
The new bridge is starting to look like...a bridge! So exciting. As I was taking this picture, an elderly gentlemen stopped and we talked about the construction for awhile. Everyone I talk to is so excited about this new addition to Portland. I can't wait until it's complete. The Portland Spirit is in the foreground of this picture.
The public access dock next to OMSI's submarine was open. The last time I was here, it was closed. I love being this close to the water.
I always like walking by OMSI. We are so lucky to have OMSI in downtown Portland. It used to be up by the Zoo which is an area I don't get too all that often.
I always look at the falcon display on the waterfront. Falcons are probably my favorite bird. I'm so glad that they are thriving by living under our bridges. When I was in my old office at my school, I had the most perfect view of a huge tree which often had falcons perched at the top. I had binoculars to watch them. It was one of the best perks of my job.
Vera was fancy today with balloons on her feet. Seconds after taking this picture, a three year old spotted the pink balloons. She quickly had them off Vera's feet and on her own hands.
The fog had lifted by the time I got to the Esplanade. What a perfect November morning.