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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:

JoJo said...

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.

Sylvia K said...

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

photowannabe said...

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

Reader Wil said...

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

RuneE said...

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.

Mar said...

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

ABC-Wed: X

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely photo. And not a cheat!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gwendolyn L said...

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.

Amy said...

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!

Mara said...

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

Riet said...

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

EG Wow said...

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. :)

Snap said...

Just beautiful! Happy Watery Wednesday!

Spiderdama said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Joy said...

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

caite said...

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

Greyscale Territory said...

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

Cheryl said...

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.

J Bar said...

Terrific scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

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

Hildred and Charles said...

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

Ebie said...

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

It is so picturesque with the snow capped mountain!

carolina mts said...

Looks so impressive!

Carol said...

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

Paula Scott said...

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

Grace and Bradley said...

It is certainly a magnificent image!!

angelcel said...

Beautiful view!

jay said...

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

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photo and great X post.

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

Jan n Jer said...

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

LisaF said...

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.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Stunning, breathtaking picture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!!!!

Gayle said...

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

WINDOWLAD said...

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

Keep safe!!!:)

>Kelvin

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