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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Columbia River X-ing

So, is using "X-ing" as my "X" post for ABC Wednesday cheating? I think not. X-ing is the abbreviation for crossing (I've seen it on signs, such as train X-ing...).

This photo was taken X-ing the Glenn Jackson Bridge, AKA the I-205 bridge. Its been going on a month that the bridge has been under construction, so X-ing (hehe) from Oregon to Washington is quite the hassle. What normally takes 5 minutes tops takes over an hour usually. But it also makes the traffic slow enough that I was able to snap this photo of Mt Hood looming over the Columbia River. Imagine how shocking this view was to Lewis and Clark when they first saw it!

36 comments:

  1. I think we took 205 when we moved up here. Is that the loop that swings east of Portland b/f crossing the Columbia? Of course Mt. Hood was not out that day.

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  2. Great post for the day and a photo of one of the most beautiful places in the world! I do miss the view I had when I lived in Portland! Hope the rest of your week goes well!

    Sylvia

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  3. What a magnificient view. It was the one good thing in your long wait time X-ing.

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  4. Breath taking photo! I love mountains! Great X ! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  5. I have used a variation of X-ing myself, so that is not cheating. And just that photo with the mountain, river and all was well worth it, anyhow.

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  6. That's a breathtaking view!! wish I had something like it when I am stuck in traffic :)

    ABC-Wed: X

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  7. Lovely photo. And not a cheat!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  8. It worked out good. You were able to get a very nice photo and share it withus. When ever I travel I often wonder about what the first people to see these structures thought - I imagine they were hardships for them to cross. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful photo of a beautiful mountain. I just returned from a Portland trip; one daughter lives in Portland and because the other daughter lives in Vancouver, I found myself on that bridge more than a few times - it is a pain!

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  10. Sometimes you can get the best shots when taking a detour. This one is fantastic.

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  11. Wow, what a beautiful country you live in. I love that sight. Great shot.

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  12. Hahaha! Clever X-ing post. I'm glad you could see the positive side of being in slow traffic. Photography is so good for maintaining a positive attitude. :)

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  13. Just beautiful! Happy Watery Wednesday!

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  14. So wonderful natur. And I love the mountain in background.
    Have a nice evening:-)

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  15. Wow, what a wonderful view of the mountain. Just a gorgeous photo!

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  16. A wonderful sight to see every day and wonderfully calming in a delay.

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  17. lovely. I have only seen that mountain from an airplane sadly.

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  18. A dynamic view! Love the snowy peaks while in the foreground is lovely blue water!

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  19. I love Mt. Hood. Whenever we fly into the NW we see it peeking through the clouds. On a clear day, I feel like I can reach out and touch it.

    Great shot.

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  20. What a great shot! My. Hood looks like Mt Fuji before it blew its top off.

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  21. It is a beautiful mountain and I would X any desert to get to it.....

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  22. Who would have thought x-ing! It is an accepted word!

    It is so picturesque with the snow capped mountain!

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  23. Looks so impressive!

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  24. My dictionary shows Xing defined as a crossing. So, perfectly legal! Gorgeous photo! The Columbia and Mt Hood are both so majestic.

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  25. Definitely legit in my book! And a lovely example too! Breathtaking!

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  26. It is certainly a magnificent image!!

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  27. I think most of us 'cheat' a little with X. Nice photo!

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  28. Wonderful photo and great X post.

    On behalf of the ABC Wed. team, thanks for participating. Barb

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  29. Now this photo took my breath away..thanks for sharing such a great shot!

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  30. In this day and age of text-speak, I think you are safe! The mountain is magnificent. Sometimes good things come from traffic delays. :-) Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a nice comment.

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  31. Stunning, breathtaking picture!

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  32. Oh that is soooo gorgeous! I knew nothing about all that road construction (having been away from Oregon for months and months and months and.... oh thanks for the lovely view and memories!!!!

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  33. I'll be flying past Mt. Hood tomorrow. I'll wave to you on the bridge :-)

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  34. That was a wonderful scene... i am loving the view of the mountain...cheers!!!:D

    Keep safe!!!:)

    >Kelvin

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