Astoria, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 15th. I’ll slow my pace and spend the rest of the Summer in the State of Washington.

I’ll be re-publishing past blog entries located within a hour’s drive from my location here in Seaside. This one was last posted June 3, 2009…

Yesterday Mary and I visited Astoria, Oregon which was the first settlement west of the Mississippi River and established by John Jacob Astor as a fur trading post (even though he never went there) in 1811. Among the things we saw were…

The Astoria-Megler Bridge which spans 4.1 miles across the Columbia River linking Oregon and Washington was dedicated on August 27, 1966. The bridge’s main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest continuous truss in the world. We will cross this bridge into Washington this coming Friday.

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…



The bridge across the Columbia River…





Then we visited the remains of the old Hanthorn Cannery which opened in 1875 and was one of 38 canneries once operating in Astoria. It had a really neat museum. The photo was taken in the 1920’s. It was the home of the famous Bumble Bee brand of tuna and salmon.

The Hanthorn Cannery in the 1920’s…





After that we went to the Columbia River Maritime Museum which does a great job of telling the history of the river. The first photo is a huge display in the main lobby identifying some of the wrecks which make up the “Graveyard of the Pacific”. The second photo is of a full-size 44′ Coast Guard boat affecting a rescue.

The Graveyard of the Pacific…





Man Overboard!…





The cannery website is
The Columbia River Maritime Museum website is

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was partlysunny and 71 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 66 degrees.

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

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


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


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…


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.

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There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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