Monday, June 11, 2012


Friday, June 8 –  We drove over to see Drift Creek Covered Bridge this morning.

Drift Creek Covered Bridge

The bridge was dedicated to the pioneer of Lincoln County. The span once served traffic on a main north-south route along the Oregon coast. The bridge was considered the oldest remaining covered bridge in Oregon.

This is a duplicate of the original bridge that was demolished in 1977.

Bridge inside

The original bridge had become unsafe and was condemned by county engineers. The new bridge was built by private funds and the work of Laura & Kerry Sweitz and completed on July 14, 2001.

We then drove up Oregon Costal Highway 101 to Neskowin. We were actually looking for Cascade Head National Seashore (which we were unable to locate) and found this quaint little town totally by accident. What a nice find!

Very interesting downspouts on some of the homes.

fish downspout

Many of the houses have a damper on the chimney to lessen the effects of high winds in this area.


We drove slowly through the neighborhood enjoying the lovely homes. SLOWLY, because there must have been 50 homemade signs asking drivers to move at a snail's pace. Cute!

Neskowin signs

This is a unique outdoor decoration.
outdoor furniture

Our next find was the Abe Lincoln memorial in Lincoln City. This is one of those finds that Paul would fly right by, but Marsha insists on stopping. Pau jokes that he wouldn't see a thing if it wasn't for Marsha! Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1965 created "On the Circuit" but is locally known as "Abraham Lincoln on Horseback". The statue depicts a younger Lincoln in about 1850 studying from his "saddlebag college".

Abe Lincoln on horseback

Why would there be a statue dedicated to Abe Lincoln in this area. Read below. (Remember, you can click on any photo and bring up a larger version.)

Abe Lincoln sign

Our last find, on this RAINY Oregon day, was the Glass Art Studio.

Glass Art Studio

This place was really jumping! You can blow your own glass float here. The place was packed with people doing just that! Prices start at $65 and quickly climb well over a hundred dollars for the session.

glass prices

Somebody came up with a good idea here. It was one customer after another.

The gentleman was the professional. He was very patient with the customer. glass blowing teacher

While we were watching, the gal in yellow was doing a great furnace

This is her finished project.finished product

Many more were lining up to blow a float. Marsha would have loved doing this, but it will have to wait until another time.

NOTE: So sorry to our friends, Sheryl and Jeff. In yesterday's blog we neglected to put a link to their blog, but here it is now…Bright's Wheel Life. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!



  1. It's great to make a stop that turns out to be more than what you thought it was. Love the photo of the bridge...loved the glass blowing..always wanted to do that but didn't want to spend the money! Always thought that the plainer chimney dampers looked like Spanish conquistador helmets! :-)

  2. Marsha, I compliment you on putting the breaks on Paul, what's the deal? Has he got an appointment somewhere? I too enjoy the treasures found on the back roads, that's where America lives. Happy stopping.

  3. I am so with you on the stopping. . .love the bronze. . .just beautiful!


  4. You guys are having to much fun..lucky

    I guess the first thing they tell you when blowing glass is not to inhale right?

  5. I'm with Marsha. I would have like to try blowing the glass. :)

  6. 28 years of exploring the Oregon Coast and we have never seen any of these things. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You find the neatest things to take pictures of. I had no idea you could blow your own glass in Lincoln City. Thanks for a great post.

  8. Love the downspouts. But I'm sure sorry about the lousy weather you've had. Next time you'll need to go to the PNW in August and September. Beautiful here in Dillon, MT today. Sun shining but not hot.

  9. Mui says he's focused on the road, so it's up to me to tell him when I want to stop. Funny thing ... my brother in law is the same way ... as was my father. I'm thinking it's got something to do with that "Y" chromosome thingy.

  10. Glass blowing is the one hobby that I have always wanted to try. When we went to Silver Dollar City in Branson Louise had to pry me away from the 3 places I love....Blacksmithing, Carving and Glass blowing. I kept going from to the other till Louise made me

  11. I agree with Sandie. It's definitely the wrong time of year to visit the Pacific NW and most especially the coast. The coast is always wetter and cooler. August and September are much better months.

  12. LOVE those downspouts! I'd also love to do some glass blowing ....when our paths cross again perhaps Marsha and I should search out such a place.
    As always great photos and interesting post!

  13. Loved those creative! Interesting glass you have to have a lot of hot air to be successful? Interesting fact about Abe...never heard that before. Love learning new things!


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