Wednesday, June 09, 2010

My Retirement Project

We all need to stay busy in retirement.  At least so we don't drive our still employed spouses to the straight-jacket store.  Bobbi is encouraging me to do more with my time and I concur.

I have started a new blog called Bridges on the Rio Grande.  It is my intention to take a photo of every bridge over the Rio Grande from the head waters to the Gulf of Mexico over the next few years.  Right now it is just in the experimental stage but I thought I would let people take a look at it and send suggestions on how to improve it.  I don't want to make a travelog out of it.  Just a little bit about each bridge and the communities nearby.  There will be plenty of links and photos.  I hope everyone will visit and suggest  improvements.  I will get seriously underway on this this summer.  This will require my short attention span to diminish.


fh_lou said...

Cool idea. Maybe create a google map with all the locations that you photograph. (I think you can even post photos to Google maps.) -- written by a non-retired IT type who is too lazy to look things up :-)

Richard said...

Excellent idea, sir. I like what I've seen so far. And yes, you should be able to create a Google map with markers for all the bridges and various other locations, and you could even add links to corresponding blog posts.

Rodney said...

A most worthwhile endeavor, but...I would encourage you to also include a bridge or two spanning the few tributaries that feed the River Big. One such bridge is the old Rt. 66 bridge over the Rio Puerco west of Albuquerque. I remember riding over that historic piece of engineering years ago