Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Traveling Tuesday - The Forest

While I could spend the rest of my life walking beaches, the Man would spend his in the forest. Don't get me wrong, I love trees too, but my heart belongs in the water. Last week I featured the beach, today I am featuring the forest! 

If you happen to be in the Tillomook Oregon forest area, be sure to stop by the visitor centre. We learned a lot about the Tillomook burn which destroyed 350 000 acres in 1933, the subsequent fires and how they have reforested the area. It is really cool to drive by parts and see signs that say 'planted in 1956' or planted in '1998'. The forest grows quickly.

Here are some pictures from the Tillomook Oregon area. 

The Man walking on a very hot day

These reminded me of orang-utan arms

These is near the Cape Meares Light house:

So wanted to climb it!

The Tillomook burn was started by humans. Together we can prevent forest fires! 

Thank you for joining us on our trip to Oregon. We had such a wonderful time exploring the state and catching up with our pals at mini-Bar!


  1. Lovely photos. Gail says she enjoyed cycling through the forests (those that weren't burning) in Washington last month.

  2. I love the octopus tree... and I always was a fan of smokey... is it possible to snitch him? I would like to have him here... and I would need someone who has an eye on the staff ;o)

  3. The octopus tree is amazing. I've just started learning about how Native Americans altered the shapes of many trees, perhaps as route markers. Amazing!

  4. I'm kind of a forest gal myself so these photos were particularly lovely. LOVE your orangutans and the Octopus tree is quite remarkable!

  5. Octopus tree. MOLMOLMOL If this 'pussy cat' had that many extremities OH THE FOOD SHE COULD steal. Mom loves walking on the beach in spring or fall but her heart is in the mountains.
    Not particularly the forest cause she doesn't like creepy crawlies but she loves looking at mountains. She would love to have a mountain outside her kitchen window....alas her view is the neighbors trash and recycling cans. MOL
    Hugs madi and mom

  6. Hari OM
    Oh how wonderful... I fall between both, loving BOTH the ocean and the forest... sigh... YAM xx

  7. Very pretty and that one tree definitely looked like orangutan arms.

    Bell Fur Zoo Mama

  8. Yes, it was a wonderful time!!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. What a nice place to visit. That sure is an interesting tree.

  10. I like to split my time between the forest and the ocean...but the ocean hold my heart too! Oregon is such a beautiful state, we are so glad you came down to see it!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  11. Forest or ocean...tough choice. Especially when you are in such a beautiful area. That octopus tree is incredible!

  12. We hope to see the sites of Oregon someday
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. We love Smokey Bear 🐻. Wish the kid that started the Eagle Creek fire that burned so much of Oregon's scenic gorge last month loved Smokey Bear too.😞

  14. Oh, I was kinda hopin' there was gonn be CHEESE! BOL!!!! Butts, the forest is cool too! Ma is partial to the forest, butts bein' a Cali gurl, she likes both almost equally! I likes the forest, all kinds of critter smells and stuffs!
    I looooves that tree! So cool!
    Ruby ♥


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