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Old 06-22-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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Bridges of Kent County.

I decided to check out a few of the covered bridges in the area today.
Took a few pix.

Headed over to Ada first to the Ada Covered Bridge.

A view from the Thornapple Road side:

On the bridge:

A side shot:

On to Fallasburg!
Here's a shot of the covered bridge from the park:

This bridge still carries quite a bit of traffic.

Looking from the park toward the town of Fallasburg:

A close-up of the marker that you can see on the left in the pic above:

A pic taken right next to the marker looking back at the park (I took this on my way back through):

Another shot from the marker on my way back through. It's pretty common for weddings and other modeling shoots to be done at the park and bridge.

That bald guy on the left is one lucky man.
I got a look at the bride on my way by ... HAWT!

On the bridge:

Carved by a ghost:

Five dollars seems kinda' steep!

An historical marker in Fallasburg:

A little info on John Wesley himself:

Here's the house mentioned on the signs shown above:

Some more info on the area:

A shot of the Fallasburg School mentioned on the sign above.
What's a box social, anyway?

An old farm house in the town:

A shot of the barn from the 1896 farm shown above:

Another shot of the farm:

Another house in town ca 1850.
It says it's a museum, too ... no hours were posted and it looked unmanned, though.

The oldest grave I could find in the Fallasburg cemetary.

The most-recent grave of a Fallas that I could find ... notice the extra "S" on the end ... it was in with the other Fallas graves, though ... just a typo, I guess.

Standing at Satira's grave looking toward the rest of the Fallas family.

On to White's bridge (it's actually just over the line in Ionia County):

That's a centennial farm up there on the right on the way to White's Bridge.

Fun road - straight, but hilly.

OK by me!

At White's Bridge:

The bridge:

On the bridge:

Standing by the sign shown above looking down at a little swimming area:

Side view of White's Bridge.
Is it just me, or do these things all look a lot alike?

The road from the bridge:

On the way back:

I hate deer.
I swear to God I do.
Stupid thing stood there and looked at me while I pulled over, stopped, shut off the bike, got out the camera, took its picture, put the camera away, started the bike, and got going again.
I had to shoo it off the road so I could ride by.
I hate them so much.
I really do.

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Old 06-22-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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Nice. Are these peculiar to this area?
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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I rode my mom's GZ250 home from Ionia, where we bought the bike, to Standale. I saw the sign for the covered bridge in Fallasburg Park and took the detour. It's a neat bridge. This was done in April, so there was nobody in the whole park. I payed no attention to the sign and went over the bridge a little faster than walking speed; don't tell anyone.
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