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Bridging Ceremony

Golden Gate Bridge
Aug. 26, 2007

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The only other time we tried to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, maybe sometime in the 1980s, I seem to remember Jen and I walking for what seemed like hours and hours, finally giving up somewhere mid-span and heading back to the car.

So I was a little skeptical when we looked into it for the Bridging ceremony for Emily's girl scout troop, an event marking their passage from junior to full girl scouts. Online sources said the walk would take about 15 to 20 minutes. I thought it might be more like 15 hours.

But I guess I had it confused with Mt. Whitney. A group of us, kids and parents made the crossing in a forced march of about 20 minutes, then celebrated our new girl scouts at the vista point in Marin.

At the bottom, the sassy little sisters of this troop seem to pack a lot of attitude wherever they go.