“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

If I wasn't a writer ...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

... I think I'd like to be a civil engineer or architect ... because I have great respect for projects that succeed in both form and function. Like this:

This is the bridge at the northern entrance to the Natchez Trace Parkway, just south of Nashville. Gorgeous, isn't it?

For those who don't know about it, the Trace stretches about 500 miles, from Nashville to Jackson, Mississippi. A snake-shaped national park, it is a natural path that's been followed by humans for thousands of years. I'm not sure why it's a path, but it is, and it was on this path where Meriwether Lewis died en route to Washington to deliver his journals from the famous expedition. How he died isn't known for sure. In fact, his family is trying to get the body exhumed so they can finally determine whether he was murdered by himself or someone else.

I'll bet he would have stopped to sketch this beautiful bridge, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, but I'm going to be up a long time tonight; trying to figure out how to murder myself. LOL

March 2, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Well of course suicide is murder. That's why it's illegal.

March 3, 2011 at 5:25 AM  

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