The Golden Gate bridge was finished in 1937 ahead of schedule and under budget and spans 1.7 miles. The toll was 50 cents one way. Now, there is only the southbound toll at 5 bucks per car. It is named the Golden Gate not for it's color, but for the strait that the bridge spans. It is painted an orange vermillian color, and is updated continuously. It is the 7th longest bridge in the world, but when it was built, it was THE longest in the world. There are 80,000 miles of wire in the two main cables, and it took over six months to spin
We had the pleasure of walking across it yesterday. It was a gorgeous day with hardly any wind, and NO FOG! Here we are, standing on the south side of the bridge. The kids made it halway across before they wanted to go back. Since we told ourselves we would be "easygoing" yesterday, we stopped and turned around. No biggie.
Down the road, we saw some bodiless statues. The upright head kind of reminds me of my Brother-in-law Jason)
I'll have to do another post about the rest of our day. Blogger is being REALLY slow with uploading pictures. I've got to get the family ready for church.
Overall, we had a really lovely day.