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Driving Across Colorado

The Royal Gorge

Add this to a list of "Things I do not like."  Suspension bridges, that move and shake and you can look through the boards and see a thousand feet down.  This bridge would be on my big "nope" list.   Nope, not going back and I did it once, no need to walk across it again.  Also, how do I begin to catch up on this blog with a move out of state and over two years worth of travel barely touched.  I guess I will begin with whatever I feel like posting.  This bridge spans the Arkansas River which I find fascinating for a few reasons; one being Spiro is near it.  

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What is a gorge?  Why is this one "royal," you might ask.  I do not know why it is the Royal Gorge, but I will soon, because I'm going to search for this information on google.

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  A Gorge is a narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it.

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We visited the Gorge on June 7th at the beginning of our annual road trip.   

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I did walk across this.  

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This great American river, which traverses Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  You can see more posts about it here: http://www.expeditionoklahoma.com/2013/04/wd-mayo-lock-and-dam-near-spiro-oklahoma.html

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If you want an extreme view of the Royal Gorge bridge, you can see it from above.   

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Or from below, since you can take the train through the gorge.   

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I didn't take a lot of photographs here. I was pretty much ready to be off of the bridge.   I'll drive over mountain passes any day (and I did).  But I'm not a huge fan of bridges like this. 

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It is definitely a sight to see. 

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Here is the link for the official information...  Royal Gorge Bridge.com  don't worry - click on a link it takes you to a new window!   

 

 

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