Uncle Dan brought my scooter in from Wisconsin. I keep it in the basement. Within half an hour of its arrival, I was out riding around. First thing I discovered was Plato Blvd, which runs down along the Mississippi River past Harriet Island Regional Park. This is THE St Paul park, and everyone hangs out there.
We’ve had rain on and off all weekend, so it was cloudy when I was out with the camera, but I took photos anyway.
The first photo I took was from the middle of the Wabasha Bridge. I had to get on the walking path to get the shot, but there wasn’t anyone in my way so I figured it was okay. This is Raspberry Island, which is in the Mississippi River. The couple under the shelter were dancing to music only they could hear, and then he picked her up and swung her around. 🙂 Anyone could see they were in love.
Here’s the portal to Harriet Island. This part of it is to the south of the bridge. There is another part on the other side, but construction is going on there right now and it’s a muddy mess.
I took this photo from the St Paul side, just off Shepherd Road. You can buy tickets to ride the boats at noon and 2:30. AJ and I are gonna do that one day soon. I’d love to get some pictures from the water.
On the road that runs along the river, there is also a biking path. I’m not allowed on it with the moped, but I can pull over here and there and take pictures. I was staring at the water when a dragonfly appeared and sat down right in front of me. I had to take his picture.
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Today, I ride the scooter to work unless it’s pouring rain. The boss gave me permission to park it in her driveway.
On Sunday, I stopped at Lowe’s and bought a heavy length of chain and massive combination padlock. I used them several times over the weekend, chaining the scooter to a lamppost or tree. Scooters are lightweight and attractive to thieves, even when the front wheel is locked. Rule of thumb? Park it in a much-frequented area and then you’re fairly safe. Most people, seeing someone approach it with a metal cutter, are gonna say something.
I have lots more pictures and you’ll see them over the next couple of weeks.