Unlesss you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Schoharie, NY is the scene of the deadliest accident since 2009. Twenty people were killed when a limousine went off the road into the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Cafe. The news is inundated with horrific images of the wreckage. It breaks my heart every time the coverage is updated.
I grew up 15 miles from the scene of that accident. I took my road test and got my driver’s license in Schoharie, NY. Schoharie was a place I hung out as a teenager. It’s no surprise that I still have friends that live there now. While I don’t live nearby anymore, I literally drove through that same intersection at least 4 times a week last summer. I never thought the town of Schoharie would make national news. The fact that it made the news for something so horrible is heart wrenching.
Over the summer, the kiddo and I visited Fox Creek Bridge, a wooden covered bridge in Schoharie. We stopped at the nearby memorial garden and had a little picnic together, and it’s one of my happiest memories of the summer. While I can’t imagine the unbearable pain and suffering the families affected feel, I wanted to use my little corner of the blogosphere to share some beauty in the light of such a horrific tragedy.
As you can see, the bridge isn’t old. It was built in 1982. Much of the town consists of buildings from the 1700s and 1800s, so when I found out that this was a fairly new installation I was surprised.
People practicing yoga on the bridge – we wanted to walk across but thought we’d ruin their concentration by walking past them.
David Loves Bobbi Lynn – I wonder if they’re still together? This was carved into one of the bridge’s beams.
This is the view of Fox Creek from the bridge. I wish I had a fall picture, but I haven’t had a chance to go back.
This was in the memorial garden. As were the flowers below.
I love this yin/yang symbol. Also in the memorial garden.
More pretty flowers. It’s such a beautiful place to visit.
Fox Creek Bridge is an amazing place to have a picnic. I can’t wait to do it again!
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved in this tragedy. May they someday find peace and the ability to see beauty in the world again.