Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REDDING, California - The Sundial Bridge

I recently had the pleasure of embarrassing accompanying a budding young basketball star and his dad to a basketball tournament in Redding, California. In between games, we decided to go check out the famous Sundial Bridge, and despite the "humiliation" of being seen in public with his mother's (former) big ol' bodacious bra, the young man got some quality photos, dont'cha think?

Hmmmm, I wonder what it would take to get me up to the
tippy top of that Sundial?...
The Sundial Bridge is a unique pedestrian bridge that crosses the Sacramento River in the heart of Redding, near the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The 217-foot pylon acts as the sundial, telling time on a tile covered garden border on the north side of the bridge!

I think I can do it...if I just strrrrretch my straps a little more...
and then kinda sling-shot myself across the river...
The Sundial Bridge was designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who says he thinks it "resembles a bird in flight and symbolizes the overcoming of adversity." Kinda like me in about 10 seconds!...I hope! (If you'd like to see some more cool pictures of this bridge, here's a Virtual Tour!)

Woo-hoo! Success!
Another PEAK EXPERIENCE for Olga, the Traveling Bra!
And for the Bidwell Junior High School
7th Grade Basketball Team!
Who took home the 3rd Place Trophy!!!
Way to go Pioneers!

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20 Bodacious Comments (so far) ~ Add Yours!:

Sugar Queens Dream said...

I hope you're having fun my friend!
Hugs, Sugar

Lord Likely said...

You could invent a whole new sport, and call it bra-sketball, my dear!

Actually, now I think about it, that is a ridiculous idea.

Stealth said...

Olga, you look so lovely...

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Hi Sugar! Don't I LOOK like I'm having fun?!? (I always am, you know!)
xoxo


Actually, Lord Likely, I think that's a splendid idea! Wanna play me? ;)


Thanks Stealth...

xoxoxoxo
~Olga

Shinade said...

oh my I've been through Redding!! Just think I was so close yet so far away from the famous traveling bra!!

I hope you had a simply lovely day!!
~jackie

Robert said...

Now if there ever was a chance to sling shot a cuple of boulders into the water that was it...................................................................................................................................................... oops sorry I was day deaming about wet boulders..

DrowseyMonkey said...

Olga...these are sides of you I've never seen...literally! LOL You look so levely blowing in the breeze...or what ever you were doing there in that 2nd picture.

Kudos to your son for putting up with Olga!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Hi Shinade - Oh I was only in Redding for a few hours...but ya better keep an eye out - who knows WHERE I'll pop up next! ;)

Gee Crusty - I wonder why you're thinking about wet boulders??? Your new avatar is very revealing by the wat...you handsome devil you!

Howdy Drowsey! In the second picture I was psyching myself up to go flinging across the river! Which I did quite gracefully and almost effortlessly, I might add! :)
And yeah, that young guy was a real good sport to put up with ME!

XOXOXOXO
~Olga

meleah rebeccah said...

Redding CA was close to the town where I went to HS. (They have the SMALLEST airport...in.the.world.)


Looks like you are having fun.

Lee said...

Reminds me of a double barreled sling shot...Robert's got the right idea!

Hungry Mother said...

I remember Redding from when I was a kid growing up in San Mateo.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Hi Meleah - I've flown into that airport before...almost hit a deer on the runway! ACK!

Hi Lee - As a Double Barreled Slingshot, I could very well put yer eye out! ;)

HM - Did you go to Shasta Lake? Or the Shasta Caverns? Hmmm, I think I may need to go back there again!

XOXOXO
~Olga

Dorky Dad said...

So how come the seventh grader isn't posing with you? Where are you in that photo?

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Um, taking the picture silly DorkyDad!

No, seriously - that boy deserves another trophy just for putting up with ME! I love that little guy!
~Olga

Daddy Papersurfer said...

How tall is that bridge? You is one BIG BAD BRA!!!!
BTW, who's doing your old job?

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

DaddyP - I dunno....I kinda left 'em hangin'.
~Olga

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Don't turn round too quickly for heaven's sake!!!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

And risk whip-lash? Are you crazy?!?

Diva said...

Like a perfect place to catch some son!!!

Congrats to the Pioneers!!!

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh the sights that bra has seen....

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