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Views From The Siuslaw River Bridge – Florence, Oregon #2

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…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_101

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…

 

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Looking east up the Siuslaw River…

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Looking South…

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The bridge control station…

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Old town with remaining old ferry wharf pilings…

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Makes neat canoeing…

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Looking West towards the Pacific Ocean…

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Looking South…

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Lots of big sand dunes in this area…

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More tomorrow…

You can read all about the Siuslaw River Bridge by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siuslaw_River_Bridge

You can read all about Florence by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence,_Oregon

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 62 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 61 degrees.

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…

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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…

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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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Enjoy Memorial Day…But Remember the 1,354,664+ Dead

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.

Enjoy Memorial Day…but remember the reason for it!

Yeah, most folks enjoy the Memorial Day weekend as a kickoff of the Summer season. Many totally ignore the real for Memorial Day.

According to this Wikipedia link there are 1,354,664+ dead from all U.S. Wars… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

Here’s the Wikipedia link that describes the history of Memorial Day…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

I took the below photo of the National  Cemetery at Fort Bayard in Grant County, New Mexico in 2012. Fort Bayard National Cemetery has an interesting history which you can read about by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bayard_National_Cemetery

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…

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To see the other 35 photos I took at Fort Bayard, click my Picasa Web Album link…https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/FortBayardNewMexico

To read the rich history of Fort Bayard, click this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bayard_Historic_District

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 59 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 60 degrees.

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…

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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

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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…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

 

 

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Grandpa Brags Again!

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.

Grandpa Brags Again…

I just got an email from my son informing me that my only grandson Eric (an aspiring major league baseball player) is currently leading the entire State of Connecticut in batting average at .619 and on base percentage at .642. Most major league baseball players have a batting average of less than .300.

Eric graduates from high school on June 17th and will turn 18 on August 11th. The below photos were taken in 2013 when Mary and I were in Connecticut. Eric was 15 years old at the time.

Way to go, Eric!!!

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…

 

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 59 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 60 degrees.

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…

united-states-mapFL

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

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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 at Slab City near Niland, California…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Lovers Point Park – Pacific Grove, California #3

I’ve restructured our blog format. I hope you like it!

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.

Now is a good time to finish-up the photos sets from my visit to Monterey California a couple of months ago… 

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present through about May 23rd.

Today’s subject – Lovers Point Park adjacent to Monterey, California…

According to local legend, this park was originally called “Lovers of Jesus Point,” back in the era when Pacific Grove was a Methodist retreat camp. Since the late 1800s, the beach at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove has been a popular spot for boating and swimming, and over recent decades surfers have joined the mix. Lovers Point Park has above all become Pacific Grove’s best-loved spot for picnics, plein air painting, and scenic photography. Because of its unique east-facing location, it is also one of the only spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water.

Locals can always be found lounging on the grass at Pacific Grove’s well-groomed 4.4-acre Lovers Point Park. Many visitors climb the rocks at the point for which it is named in order to get a spectacular view of Monterey Bay.

For over 100 years, Lovers Point Beach has been Pacific Grove’s most popular spot for shoreline recreation. Surfers love its reliable waves, while kayakers find it a perfect launching spot from which to get out on Monterey Bay and view the coastline and native wildlife. Scuba divers frequent the kelp forests here to get a close-up view of its marine denizens. Landlubbers can compete on the beach volleyball court. Lovers Point Beach is also the starting point for the infamous “Kelp Crawl” portion of the Triathlon at Pacific Grove.

In the below Google Earth image, the yellow “X” marks the location of Lovers Point Beach…

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…

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This concludes the Lovers Point Park photo set.

You can read all about Lovers Point Park l by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovers_Point_State_Marine_Reserve

You can read all about Pacific Grove, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Grove,_California

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy with showers and 56 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers and 59 degrees.

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…

united-states-mapFL

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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Lovers Point Park – Pacific Grove, California #2

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.

Now is a good time to finish-up the photos sets from my visit to Monterey California a couple of months ago… 

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present through about May 23rd.

Today’s subject – Lovers Point Park adjacent to Monterey, California…

According to local legend, this park was originally called “Lovers of Jesus Point,” back in the era when Pacific Grove was a Methodist retreat camp. Since the late 1800s, the beach at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove has been a popular spot for boating and swimming, and over recent decades surfers have joined the mix. Lovers Point Park has above all become Pacific Grove’s best-loved spot for picnics, plein air painting, and scenic photography. Because of its unique east-facing location, it is also one of the only spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water.

Locals can always be found lounging on the grass at Pacific Grove’s well-groomed 4.4-acre Lovers Point Park. Many visitors climb the rocks at the point for which it is named in order to get a spectacular view of Monterey Bay.

For over 100 years, Lovers Point Beach has been Pacific Grove’s most popular spot for shoreline recreation. Surfers love its reliable waves, while kayakers find it a perfect launching spot from which to get out on Monterey Bay and view the coastline and native wildlife. Scuba divers frequent the kelp forests here to get a close-up view of its marine denizens. Landlubbers can compete on the beach volleyball court. Lovers Point Beach is also the starting point for the infamous “Kelp Crawl” portion of the Triathlon at Pacific Grove.

In the below Google Earth image, the yellow “X” marks the location of Lovers Point Beach…

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…

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You can read all about Lovers Point Park l by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovers_Point_State_Marine_Reserve

You can read all about Pacific Grove, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Grove,_California

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny with and 60 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 60 degrees.

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…

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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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Sixes To Florence, Oregon

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 94 miles from Sixes to Florence, Oregon. The entire trip was on U.S. Highway 101 which I have driven 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.

Here are some photos I took along the way…

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…

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Entering the Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort…

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My camping spot…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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You can read all about this park by clicking this link…http://www.thousandtrails.com/oregon/south-jetty-rv-camping-resort/

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny at 63 degrees. Today’s forecast is cloudy with a shower and 60 degrees.

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…

USA1FL

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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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