Sundial Bridge. Redding, California

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I remember when I first found out about this bridge.  I was surfing the good ole internet for places to see and things to do on one of my favorite site to find stuff; Roadtrippers.  The picture they had on the website intrigued me instantly.  If you don't know me, I am a visual person.  If I like what I see, I am going after it. That can go multiple ways but we will keep it to landscapes and scenery. This was my first stop during my road trip to Oregon.

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The Sundial Bridge crosses over the Sacramento River and when you walk to the other side of the river I remember standing at the tip of the sundial shadow and thought this was pretty cool, its hot out let me cool down for a little bit.  Then I look behind me and there is this concrete arc that the shadow traced during the day.  Every couple of feet or so there was a metal symbol with a time on it. I looked at the time it posted on the concrete arc and then my phone. They were almost identical.  I don't know about you, but the small things intrigue me. Back in the day as early as 1500 BC this is how they used to tell time and I was able to see it in action thousand plus years later.

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If you live near Redding, California or passing through, this is a great place to check out with the family because if once you are done admiring the walking sundial bridge or taking a dip in the river, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is next door. Exhibitions, a museum, animals, and a coffer bar in case you need that caffeine fix!  A few other places nearby I would recommend is Lake Shasta, Mt. Shasta, Waterfall hikes which I will be posting about in the near future, Lake Shasta Caverns, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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