I have been working on a project that is taking a long time, but it's worth it in the long run as all good things are. I cannot promise that I will make it to visit anyone until I finish my project but I do hope you're all doing well and please know I am truly thinking of each one of you.
Come along with me as I take you on a trip through Northern California and Southern Oregon. It's a beautiful trip! Here is a nice map of some of the places Steve and I have visited in Oregon and California the last year.
Steve and I took the pups and Morgan and we headed off to Oregon again as we did this past fall. We wanted to show Morgan the Chandelier Tree .
Redwoods, Liggett, CA, Chandelier Tree
I am so fascinated with this tree.
Here is Morgan with Steve taking the photo at the Trees of Mystery. She was in a Sky Trail. Click here to get a view of what this looks like. This Trees of Mystery is in the California Redwoods in Klamath California. I did not go on this because I am very afraid of heights, turns out both Steve and Morgan were scared too as you can see on Morgan's face.
Here we make it to the Oregon and California state line off HWY 101, Morgan's first visit to Oregon.
We stayed at Whaleshead beach in Brookings Oregon for 3 nights, it was so relaxing, but the weather didn't cooperate with us at all. We had sand storms on the beach, and very very windy days.
Here is a photo of Steve, with our dog Effie and Morgan at the tunnels that go under the HWY 101 in Brookings at Whaleshead beach. I talked about this tunnel last year in my old blog. We brought flashlights, but the water was so cold and it was slippery, so we took the SUV to the beach instead. These tunnels are as wide as a four lane HWY. So that's pretty wide.
Taking a look inside the tunnel under the HWY 101, Brookings Oregon at Whaleshead Beach Oregon.
Steve and Morgan on the beach after driving there instead of using the tunnels from the Cabins.
A view from the cabins at Whaleshead Beach Oregon. It's just so ugly! LOL! Not!
Coquille River Lighthouse built in 1896, this lighthouse is located in Bandon Oregon on the Southern Coast. That's Morgan walking to the lighthouse. This is my favorite photo of the lighthouse I took.
It was so windy at Port Orford in Oregon that I thought I would try to fly, just being silly of course with Morgan and Steve.
Beautiful lavender colored bell shaped flowers growing wild along the coast so pretty. I have searched what they could be on google but found nothing.
Here is a cute photo I took of Morgan along the coast or Oregon.
Port Orford Lighthouse Oregon.
After we left the southern coast of Oregon we went inland to photograph old Covered Bridges. We photographed a total of 9 covered bridges. Here are a few below. Our whole trip was 1500 miles of travel and we were gone 5 days. My son says if you've seen one covered bridge you've seen them all. I never thought of it like that, I just love seeing them and photographing them. I am a pathological photographer. If I could fit more photos on this page you could see each one is distinctly different. Here is a link to all our photos we took on our trip.
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge in Remote Oregon, built in 1921.
Here is another photo of the Sandy Creek Bridge, I have a better one on my computer I forgot to upload it to the Internet though, so this will have to suffice for now.
Rochester Covered Bridge in Calapooya Creek Oregon built in 1933.
Pass Creek Bridge in Drain Oregon, built in the 1870's.
I love this photo I took of Morgan on the Drain Bridge in Oregon, she looks so cute.
This bridge was constructed in 1997 by volunteer labor to celebrate Cottage Grove's centennial. Materials came from two Lane County Bridges that had been demolished. It rests on abutments of the old Main street bridge, which stood until the late 1950's.
Still more to go................
Swinging Bridge is the fourth built in Cottage Grove Oregon crosses the Coast Fork.
This is the swing bridge it's not a covered bridge but it was fun to be on and walk across, and Morgan was kind of scared, we had a good laugh because it really does swing from side to side while walking on it, and the sign says don't swing the bridge, but that's impossible. LOL!
Mosby Creek Covered Bridge. Built 1920. Cottage Grove Oregon.
Stewart Covered Bridge was built in 1930 in Cottage Grove Oregon.
This is the Dorena Covered Bridge it was built in 1949, Cottage Grove Oregon.
This is the Currin Covered Bridge built in 1925 Cottage Grover Oregon.
Grave Creek Covered Bridge built in 1920 in Sunny Valley Oregon.
We passed many bridges covered and not covered and the trip was fun. Next year if we can though we will be going to South Dakota.
Oregon is a lovely state and I am quite fascinated with it and someday I hope to travel up to Washington and then into Canada.
I will leave you with my newest creation a crystal pineapple. Made with Swarovski Crystals. Find them at www.krystalkats.com pineapple the symbol of hospitality from days gone by. This of course is another of my fascinations......I also leave you with a yummy Pineapple Crisp Recipe at the end of this post.