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A beautiful sunny day on the road. A stop right off Interstate 5. Nobody around but me.

Built in 1920, the Grave Creek Covered Bridge survives as one of the few remaining covered bridges in Southern Oregon. The farmer who built the bridge named it as a memorial for a teenager who died of typhoid in 1846 and was buried nearby.

Bright spring flowers were in bloom, the sky was brilliantly blue, the air was unseasonably warm. I could have stayed forever.

But as you’ll read below, my visit was cut a bit short.

It was indeed such a spectacular day that I decided to walk down to the creek that this bridge crosses over and in doing so, I spotted a member of the local wildlife, performing what could have been a once-a-year ritual near the water as it was warming up in the unexpected heat of the Pacific Northwest spring day. As you can see in the picture below, the weather was perfect and the setting for the sighting of this light-haired female homo sapiens could not have been better. As I inadvertently approached her location from downwind, she never knew I was in the vicinity – and I backed away quietly, snapping an anonymous photo, leaving her to continue shaving her legs in the creek water.

I left her undisturbed…

Enjoy the photos below – and watch the two videos (taken through my bug graveyard of a windshield) of my drive across the bridge and back 😀

Have fun today! Go find an adventure!

Links to check out:

Grave Creek Covered Bridge
Sunny Valley, Oregon
Applegate Trail
Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
Grave Creek Wikipedia
Oregon Covered Bridges


A Stop at Grave Creek Covered Bridge
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9 thoughts on “A Stop at Grave Creek Covered Bridge

  • May 22, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Happy to learn you are in Oregon! Enjoy the warm weather, today is going to be the hottest and then the cooling begins. We are heading to Seaside for 3 days, 2 nights tomorrow, we felt after 5 months dealing with medical issues, we needed to have a change of scenery. We hope by the time we get back you will be close by! Looking forward to a nice Lois hug.

    • May 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Yes, you deserve a few days away and Seaside is the perfect place to do it.I hope you two have a great time, relaxing and peaceful. Big hug to you!

      • May 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        We arrived this afternoon, due to the warm weather inland, it is foggy here, but hoping since it is cooling inland tomorrow will bring us some sun, but we will still have a fun time. Hope to see you soon! Hugs!

  • May 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Methinks you should publish your written works. Lord knows you have plenty of material. You are a natural when it comes to writing– a true gift

    • May 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks, Nancy… maybe some day I’ll write a book or something 😀

  • May 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Beautiful day, beautiful scenery and wildlife! Hahaha

    • May 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Hehehe… wildlife 😀 You know there’s nothing as gorgeous as a sunny and warm PNW spring day!

  • May 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Lovely post, pictures and videos..all!!
    I’m so glad your in Oregon!

    • May 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Debbie! Thanks! It was a really nice stop… and so close to I-5! I had no idea!

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