2008: San Diego Bay Bridge Run/Walk

2008: San Diego Bay Bridge Run/Walk

2008: San Diego Bay Bridge Run/Walk

Once per year the Navy hosts the Bay Bridge Run/Walk to raise funds for the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fund. The Website shares that “MWR provides Quality of Life programs for our 500,000+ active duty and retired military, reservists, their family members and civilian employees who make up our San Diego Military Family. This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.

This is a rare opportunity to walk or run across the Coronado Island Bridge which has incredible views.  A friend of ours told us about this opportunity and we decided to join her on this adventure.  It was a beautiful day and wonderful experience and if you live near San Diego I encourage you take advantage of this in the upcoming year.  Find out how to do so here –> http://navylifesw.com/bridgerun/

This page was a lot of fun (and work to create).  I could not find background paper that I felt did this event justice.  So I decided to make my own.  I took one of my pictures from the experience – looking back on the bridge that we had just walked over, and used it to hand draw the bridge from that viewpoint.  I then painted the bridge using craft paint, and when it dried used a permanent black marker to outline the paint.  I purposely did this in a very rough format because I didn’t want to take away from the pictures of the event.

I put my son’s number onto the page and then themed the pictures after the number.  I used a hole punch to punch holes in each of the pictures so that they matched the holes in our numbers that we wore for the walk.  I also placed the pictures in chronological order from left to right showing our progress across the bridge.  I made sure that a photograph of our time at the finish line made it onto the spread in the top right hand corner – and I journaled on the bottom of the bridge in the right hand page our experience so that viewers would understand what we had done that day.



Posted on November 16, 2013, in 2008 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You are so creative! I remember you telling me about the page – but it sure is fun to see it again. I know this was a stressful day for you, but in my memory, it was a blast – and I’m so glad I got to experience this with you two. Every time I drive over that bridge it reminds me of you guys. 🙂

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