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Bridgeport, CA

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For the past five years the whole family joins my in-laws up in Bridgeport, CA for the 4th of July.  Bridgeport is a very small town in the Eastern Sierra mountains and it has a population of 843 people.  On the weekend of the 4th, there are approximately 5,000 people in town.  From what I understand, this is the weekend that the businesses make all their money.

I took a few pictures that I wanted to share.  Let’s start up top ↑:

This is a picture I took on my way back into town after my morning ride.  A great ride, right up US 395.  It was about 6:00 AM so the traffic was very light.  The shoulder of road was adequate for riding, but only for about 3 miles up.  There was some road construction, so I just did the route twice.  I found the above sign amusing because to me it suggests that Bridgeport is not scenic (the poppy in the picture is the sign for a ‘Scenic Route’ in California.  Think Route 66 from Cars’).

This is a close up of the ‘end’ sign from above:

The ‘end’ belongs to the state of California.  The way our government works here, I’m not shocked.

Finally, a ticket I can get behind!

From the fireworks show.  Great show.

There is a rodeo in town, so I suppose this sign at the Hays Street Cafe is apropos.  Still…

We are looking forward to next year when Bridgeport celebrates its 150th celebration of the 4th of July.

And so it goes.

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