Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Whatcom Creek Trail

Wanting to catch the Bumblebees performance at the Whatcom Museum of Histoy & Art, we decided to walk the Whatcom Creek Trail through the downtown Bellingham area today.
Starting near the Museum, we headed down Dupont Street until we reached the stairs that took us to the trail that follows Whatcom Creek. Warm while we walked along the city streets, it felt so much cooler in the shade of the large trees growing along the creek.
From the trail we had a great view of the Pickett Bridge. This bridge was built in 1927 to replace an earlier version of a bridge over Whatcom Creek that had been built in the late 1850s that was part of the Old Highway 99 that ran through Bellingham.Upgrades and rehabilitations have been made to this old concrete bridge in recent years to help keep it structurally sound.
Before going to the Museum for the concert, we had time to continue our walk on into downtown and stopped at La Vie en Rose, Bellingham's own little French bakery, for scones. We called it lunch!
What a pretty view today as I looked on down to the Maritime Heritage Park from the parking lot behind the Museum.
A calendar listing upcoming events at the Whatcom Museum of History & Art can be found at - http://www.whatcommuseum.org/.

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