Posts Tagged With: oregon coast

Wimer To Sixes, Oregon

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 182 miles from Wimer to Sixes, Oregon. I’m parked in the yard of a friend whom I’ll tell you about soon. I’m planning to depart here on Monday. Now that I’ve arrived here, I’m planning to 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.

The first half of yesterday’s trip was mostly on U.S. Highway 199 also known as the Redwood Highway. Lots of twisting, winding and narrow roads over the mountains made photography impracticable while driving. The trip is unusual because from Oregon you have to go back into California for about one hour before crossing back into Oregon.

The second half of the trip was on U.S. Highway 101 along the southern coast of Oregon. Here are some of the 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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Today is Armed Forces Day. If you love your freedom…Thank a Vet!

Yesterday was cloudy and breezy with rain showers at 56 degrees. Today’s forecast is partly cloudy with spotty rain and 58 degrees. A little cool which I’d rather be than too hot!

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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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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Some Farewell Visitors…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s rental property in Wimer, Oregon.

Mary and I have been busy for the last five days buying lots of items associated with the construction of her rental property here. My military discount on those items and not having to stay in a hotel like she usually does when here…has saved Mary more the $2,500. See Mary smile!  🙂

Mary and I will both depart here later this morning. Mary will head south in her Toyota Prius to Sacramento, California to attend her oldest grandsons college graduation. From there she’ll head home to continue dealing with her over-flowing plate of to-do items.

I’ll head for the Oregon Pacific Coast for about a six-week visit and then into the State of Washington for the summer. My primary goals are to stay in 65-75 degree weather and take maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership.

We are now hoping for Mary to rejoin me on the road sometime after July 4th. Our planned trip to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming will hopefully now occur after the Labor Day holiday.

Last evening we had some farewell visitors…

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…

Two young bucks…

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You’ve heard of Turkey in the straw????

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Well, here’s old Tom Turkey in the grass…

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More Monterey, California photos soon.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 67 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 58 degrees.

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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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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AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, ROAD POETRY

It feels good to know the injured cyclists are healing and will soon be reunited with their families. Essya’s positive joy of her ride before the accident reminds me to be thankful for the  beauty we saw and the poetry of the road. The names sing to me as we pass by them,  Humbug Mountain, Brash Creek, Pigeon Pt. Rd., Niska Beech, Jerrys Flat Rd. Tom Cat Hill, Rd. Boomer Bend, Sunken Grade, Cape Sebastion, Pistol River, Hawks Rest Ranch, Byrdies Lane, Arch Rock Place, Burnt Hill Beach.

Foaming, gloaming, sighing, splashing sea upon the rocks.

Gentle, relentless waves; receding foam painting patterns on the sand.

IndianSands,  Whaleshead Beach, Sundown Dr., Breakaway Rd., Shigh Creek, Harris Beech Heights Rd., Sand Mine Rd., Yurok Indian Reservation, Minot Creek.

House Rock, Eggers Rd., Rainbow Rock, Deer Park Dr., Cape Ferrelo, Lone Ranch Creek, Tuola Dunes,  China Creek, Spruce Creek and the highest bridge in Oregon, Thomas Bridge. Wikipedia has some information about it.  I would like to have been able to stop and look over the edge for a thrill.

We took alternative 101 to follow the avenue of the giants.

Immortal giants thousands of years old.

Since I’m a tree hugger, cutting them seems sinful.

They are so dense that the earth seems quiet and at peace when you stand under them.

It is best to take this 32 mile avenue in a car. Pull outs are narrow and  parking for a motor home is limited.


The Avenue Of The Giants  is part of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It contains 100 miles of hiking, biking and riding trails and several camp grounds.

They are the tallest trees in the world-redwood sempervirons.

One reason they live so long is they are resistant to fire and most wood eating insects.

A view up inside the burned out hollow of this still living tree.

Then, back to the ocean and Fort Bragg for the night.

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A Sad Blog Today…

Yesterday we traveled the about 65 miles from Sixes to Brookings, Oregon. Along the way we came upon a sad happening. There was only one motorhome in front of us as we came to a stop. The event must have happened just a few seconds before our arrival. We discovered that two young women riding bicycles were apparently struck from behind by an auto. You may click on the photos to enlarge them…

In this photo this bike ended up on the right side of the road. The woman was thrown down the embankment to the right…

The other bike ended up on the left side of the road…

and the woman ended up in the middle of the road. The car that struck the women is parked along the right side of the road…and directly to the right of the car…the driver is approaching the scene…

We assisted as much as we could. Both women were still alive after we were allowed to move on once medical assistance arrived about twenty minutes later. I’ve been on the road for many years and have many miles accumulated. Fortunately this type of event has been a rare occurrence for me to witness.

The road today was perhaps the most scenic that we have seen on the Oregon coast. Since I do the driving…Mary gets to take most of the photos. These two were taken during our stop for lunch about 1:30 PM…

We are hoping that both women will survive with major complications.

We were supposed to spend the night at the VFW in Brookings…however their parking lot was quite small. The Masonic Lodge…a short distance away was kind enough to let us spend the night there.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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Change Of Plans Are Reversable…

In yesterday’s Blog entry I discussed how we had changed planned destinations for weather reasons. Well…further investigation after I had written the Blog entry showed that nighttime temperatures in the Bend/Sun River, Oregon area were forecasted to be in the low 30’s…I immediately reversed my decision. So yesterday afternoon we ended up on the coast in Florence, Oregon and it did indeed RAIN. It finally stopped during the night…so today we’ll continue moving in a southerly direction along the Oregon coast. Like I said yesterday…all our plans are firmly set in Jello.

Here’s another interesting RV story…

http://weirdrvs.rvtravel.com/2010/09/you-got-teardrop-where.html

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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3 Capes Scenic Loop Drive On The Oregon Coast…

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco on the 3 Capes Scenic Loop Drive for a total of 68 miles.

Here’s a Google Earth view of our loop drive which we drove in a clock-wise direction…

It is said that a photograph speaks 1,000 words, so here are 10,000 words about what we saw…

To see the other 25 photos I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/3CapesScenicLoopDriveOregon#

To read about the #3 Capes Scenic Loop Drive, click this link…

http://pacificcity.org/3capes/drive.html

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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