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The Tiger Store (Historical Center)

Posted in Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Historic Sites, Old Buildings, Washington, FLHTK, Blacksmith, Historical Center, General Store on October 16, 2017 by DRF

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We made a stop here at The Tiger Historical Center.  It’s Located 85 miles NE of Spokane, WA at the intersection of Hwy20 and SR31.  It was built in 1913.  From 1986-1996 it was a museum.  It is all that remains of the town of Tiger.  The town and area once boasted a population of 2,000.  I found some information from this link on the web.  Lots of nick nacks and goodies to be found here as well as a freezer in the back of the store that was full of Ice Cream Bars.  So that’s what we went for!

 

Wild Game on the Menu! and a 180′ Tall Bridge

Posted in Bridge, Bridges, Motorcycles, Scenic View, Washington, Water on October 1, 2017 by DRF

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We stopped here at the “Buffalo Run Restaurant” here in Marblemount, WA.  Along State Route 20.

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They had quite selection here on the menu!  I wasn’t feeling very adventurous, so I just got the Angus Burger.  I was told the Alligator Burger was White Meat.

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Deception Pass Bridge along State Route 20.  Construction started in 1934 and ended in 1935.  It sure has been here a long time.  Located in North Whidbey, Oak Harbor, WA 98227.  The bridge is 1487 feet long and only 24 feet wide.  Just enough for two vehicles to pass.

 

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A view from the bridge.  It’s a 180 feet to the bottom.

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Another view from the bridge. It was quite a nice view.

A Ferry Boat Ride across Puget Sound, WA.

Posted in Boats, Ferry Boat, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Washington, Water on September 30, 2017 by DRF

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Getting ready to board a ferry boat in Mukileto, WA.

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All loaded up with a few other motorcycles.

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The ride across Puget Sound didn’t take very long.

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I’m enjoying the ride on a nice and cool sunny day.

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Arriving in Clinton, WA.

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Front row seat on the front of the ferry.  We’ll be heading East now through Washington.

Northern California and Southern Oregon – A Few Photos

Posted in Beach, Boat, California, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, Railroad Track, Ship, Ships, Trees, Water, Wood Chips on September 24, 2017 by DRF

On my way from Northern CA to OR.  I didn’t take many photos this day, just a few.

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I don’t remember exactly where I was when I took this photo, somewhere in Northern California getting close to the Oregon Border.  I remember it went from hot to nice and cool riding through here with the shade from the trees.

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Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.

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Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.

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Another nice view of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 101 in Oregon.  (I really should keep notes of exactly where I take my photos!).

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This was taken in Coos Bay, Oregon just South of North Bend, Oregon.  It’s a ship from China taking on a load of wood chips.

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I was told me these wood chips were being taken to China to be turned in to paper.

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Looking North along a railroad track by the Chinese ship.  Heading North towards Washington now.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Posted in Boats, Bridge, California, Clouds, Fog, Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy 101, Jetty, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, U. S. Coast Guard, Water on September 20, 2017 by DRF

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.  It was an adventure riding over it on my motorcycle.  It was so windy I couldn’t hold a straight line.  I must say it was a little nerve racking to say the least!

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A view from the North side of the bridge on the East side looking South

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Another view with a jetty and a few boats below the bridge

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Another view with a few of the jetty and a few boats

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U.S. Coast Guard boats

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A closer view of some U.S. Coast Guard boats

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This was taken on the North side of the bridge on the West side looking down.  By the time I got up here, I was only able to get a glimpse of the bridge for a few seconds due to the clouds/fog.  It was very windy day.

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It was a pretty nice day here in San Francisco.  Too bad the bridge got fogged in when I went up the hill to try and get a photo looking down.

Alice’s Resturant – Woodside, CA

Posted in Alice's Resturant, California, Food, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Restaurant on September 17, 2017 by DRF

This place, Alice’s Resturant has been on my “bucket list” for a few years now.  I finally made it.  It’s located South of San Francisco in Woodside, CA.

It’s my understanding this restaurant was named after the song by “Arlo Guthrie” titled “Alice’s Resturant Massacree”, most commonly referred to as “Alice’s Resturant”.  The song is based on a true story and was released in 1967.

For those in my age bracket!, you know it…  “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Resturant…”

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Not many people here this morning.  It get’s very busy on the weekends though.

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By the time I left, a few bikes and cars were arriving.

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It’s a nice restaurant with a lot of memorabilia on the walls.

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The food was excellent here!

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Of course I has to get a shot with my motorcycle in the frame!

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As you can see, by bike is loaded down for this trip.  Next stop San Francisco, CA.

 

Morro Bay Harbor, CA – Morro Rock

Posted in California, Harley-Davidson, Hwy 101, Morro Bay, Morro Rock, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean on September 12, 2017 by DRF

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Morro Rock.

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Morro Rock.

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Boat harbor in Morro Bay, CA.

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Morro Rock in the distance looking from Morro Bay’s harbor.

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A nice scenic area in Morro Bay with a great view of Morro Rock.

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Downtown Morro Bay, CA.

A beautiful day for a ride in Southern California.

The above photos were taken in Morro Bay, CA on my latest ride.  The home of “Morro Rock” located just offshore.   According to Wikipedia, it’s a 581-foot “Volcanic Plug”.  I’m not sure what that means exactly, but it sure is impressive.

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