The Adventure Mosby Creek Covered Bridge
Location LAT 43° 46′ 41.7″ N LON 123° 00′ 17.2″ W
It’s my turn, it’s my turn. I’m the lucky dog! I drew the short bone. It’s sunny and almost 50° at my house.
There’s the sign, covered bridges of Cottage Grove, Lane County, here we come!
Since Douglas Fir was abundant in western Oregon, most of the bridges were hand-built using the Douglas Fir tree. The bridges were covered to keep the wooden trusses dry. An uncovered bridge would last about nine years, but a covered bridge could last 80 years or more.
We get it now.
Staying dry, Minnie and Karen pause just inside the entry.
OK mom, is this it? We walk onto the bridge, take a picture and move on?
Okie doakie, onward and upward.
Mosby Creek, a single-lane bridge was the only bridge of the day that had not been by-passed by a steel structure. Built in 1920, it remains Lane County’s oldest bridge.
The moms still seem to be missing in action, but they’ll be back soon.
I can help with the disguise.
18 days and counting
Whoa! This is January in Oregon and what is all of the bright stuff all over our back yard?
“It’s coming from over there. I think the sunshine I brought from Florida has finally caught up with me!” Says Cinderella.
Crystal chimes in, running from the back door “Don’t let it get away. I want to play in it too.”
Jori is just sure that the bright yellow toy she has found is the missing for many weeks sunshine.
Adam, the beautiful white knight is running through the neighborhood, shouting with glee for everyone to come out just to see.
Skirvee has found another toy. Oh where o’ where has the sun been hiding itself and the toys?
Minnie is ready to party. Woo Hoo!
Ears in action are always fun. Just like a bad ear day, you never know where they are going to go when the dawgies start running around the acre.
Minnie has ears that blow with the wind.
Mickey’s ears have a combo standie-up and free fly.
And Duncan streamlines his ears for aerodynamics.
By default, perky ears look like happy ears. We almost always get perky ears out in the back yard when something catches their attention. Squirrels and birds are an automatic perky ear grabber.
Minnie’s ears are beautiful. They are a soft blue with a white outline and highlight.
Roxy always looks so attentive when she sports her perky ears.
Joey has always had the face of a puppy. Perky ears are his specialty.
Flocko is just one hunk o’ hound dog. He uses his perky ears to get whatever he wants.
Blender, forever elegant with her snow white face always sports her perky ears.
As I look around the room of wall to wall, floor to ceiling dog beds, I seriously have to wonder how they earned the nick-name
45 mile-per-hour couch potatoes?
Crystal and Adam
Pasha and Talley
Minnie and Crystal