Views From The Siuslaw River Bridge – Florence, Oregon #1

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort in Florence, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 5th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of May and most of June along the Oregon coast. Then into the State of Washington for the summer.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. I’m hoping she will be able to rejoin me sometime after July 4th.

Today’s subject…the Siuslaw (pronounced sigh-YOU-slaw) River Bridge in Florence, Oregon…

U.S. Highway 101 is the principal roadway  (mostly) along the shoreline of the western United States. It runs almost 2,500 miles through the States of Washington, Oregon and California. You can read all about this roadway by clicking this Wikipedia link…

Over the years I’ve driven about 99+% of this roadway, missing only the last few miles of its termination in downtown Los Angeles, California.

It’s a very scenic roadway, many times running right directly along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Here in Oregon, traffic slows to a crawl during the summer jammed by the many tourists. I try really hard to avoid this roadway during the time the kids are out of school for their summer vacation.

But, in the Spring and Fall of the year, it’s a delightful place to be! There are many bridges along this roadway. Today I’ll show some photos of the bridge over the Siuslaw River here in Florence…

In the below Google Earth image, TT marks my location and X marks Old Town Florence…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…



Looking North…




Looking at Old Town Florence…




The remains of the old ferry wharf pilings can still be seen. The ferry ceased operation in 1936 at the opening of the new bridge…








Looking South…


Beautiful contours..















You can read all about the Siuslaw River Bridge by clicking this Wikipedia link…

You can read all about Florence by clicking this Wikipedia link…,_Oregon

More tomorrow…

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 63 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 63 degrees. Today at Mary’s home in California the forecast temperature is 99 degrees and 103 for tomorrow…it’s why I’m here!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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