It was the Saturday night of Labor Day weekend and I was already in my jammies by 4:00 PM. Around 6, Russell asked if I felt like getting some ice cream, and I answered 'no thanks'. 45 minutes later, he asked me if I wanted to take a walk at the Canal. I didn't really want to, but I felt bad about saying no to ice cream (and anyway I knew a walk at the Canal was gonna end up in a trip to Betty Ann's Dairy Freeze), so I said, 'I just want you to know that you are the ONLY person I would put a bra on and get dressed for at this hour. THAT'S how much I love you.'
It really was a lovely evening, with a nice cool breeze and crescent moon. There were still quite a few people walking, biking and fishing, despite the gathering dusk.
As we were walking and chatting, I heard the bridge whistle sound. Russell stopped and looked at me quizzically as I excitedly said, 'The bridge is gonna go down for a train! That's the warning horn!!!'
Boat waiting for the bridge to complete it's cycle.
The train had crossed and we waited for the bridge to ascend, but it didn't. We were already walking back towards it when we heard another train whistle on the other side. Two trains for one lowering??? NICE!
Here comes the second one!
Sunset train on the bridge pics.....not too easy to come by.
However this one pulled about halfway across the bridge, switched off the main engine lights, and then backed up to use the other set of tracks over there.
OK Russell deserved an ice cream since his idea enabled me to get some really awesome photos!!! Note they were already featuring pumpkin soft serve!!!
Hard to believe but the last time...and actually only time...we had Betty Ann's was on Memorial Day when I got sick. So this was a nice way to bookend the summer. I got the watermelon sherbet/black raspberry twist.
It really was a lovely weekend, even though heat and humidity greeted us for a few days at the beginning of September.
And an obligatory moon shoot because I love shooting the moon.