The Watering Hole: April 29, 2014 — Dorena Covered Bridge

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Photo by Zooey

My son and I took a tour of the covered bridges around Cottage Grove, Oregon.  This covered bridge is the Dorena Bridge:

Constructed in 1949 and restored in 1996, this bridge was built after the construction of Dorena Dam on the Row River…

It’s a popular wedding site, which is easy to understand!

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32 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: April 29, 2014 — Dorena Covered Bridge

    • (Sterling is a nasty piece of work)

      Donald Sterling was banned for life,
      Commissioner Adam Silver announced.

  1. Charming setting for a wedding!
    And if it were the 1920s this advice, that is when the offspring come along:

    Direct sunlight prevents rickets.
    So does cod liver oil.
    Children prefer sunshine.

  2. The bridge was built in 1949? Wow. Didn’t know there was anything that old that’s also so “young” . . . relatively speaking. I mean, I was in second grade then. Scary scary!

    • Even if I had had a total make-over when I was 47 I wouldn’t have been in that good shape. Where I was once as solid as the steel in a truss bridge I’m now resembling a sagging suspension bridge.😦

    • I think the wingnuts should simply do their main thing and repeal the whole f’ing Constitution, get rid of everything that bothers them in the process. Then them damn commie judges would finally git outta their hair. Let their revised edition read, simply, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

      Maybe then they’d shut up for awhile.

  3. Looks like the craziness has caught up to Nonewhere. We are having a complete kitchen remodel AND several trees removed from our property AND coordinating getting an investment property back in Pennsylvania ready for sale, so Nonewhere has been a busy man. To add to this, he is now working 35 hours/week. 🙂 Oops, guess he forgot about today’s post. Thanks, Zooey, for covering for him. That’s what friends do.

      • yikes!….

        i’m betting Mr. Sterling has a wing in a synagogue named for him. that’s how billionairre bigots pay their way into heaven

  4. NATURAL GAS CEO PULLS IN $142M, DESPITE COMPANY NEVER TURNING PROFIT

    One of the highest-paid CEOs in the United States runs a company most people have never heard of, and which has never turned a profit.

    But those facts haven’t stopped Cheniere Energy’s board from awarding Charif Souki more and more money year after year.

    According to regulatory documents filed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week, Cheniere more than doubled Souki’s take-home pay in 2013 to $142 million, dwarfing the compensation of other energy companies, even ones 50 times the size of Cheniere like ExxonMobile and Chevron.

    While 2013’s CEO compensation numbers for many companies aren’t yet available, if they are similar to 2012’s numbers, Souki could rank as the top-paid CEO in the U.S. (The higest paid CEO in 2012 was heath care giant McKesson’s John H. Hammergren, at $131 million.)

    Energy analysts say Souki’s compensation is uniquely puzzling, but may provide insight into how high a value Wall Street and politicians have placed on the hydraulic fracturing boom, and the possibility of exporting U.S.-produced gas to growing economies like China and India……more

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/29/cheniere-ceo-lng.html

      • He’s certainly a convert to ObamaCare – for $26.11/mo. he received a life-saving operation.

        Bill O’Reilly needs to be arrested for giving out false information and endangering the health of citizens who listen to his idiocy about not signing up for ACA.

    • That’s not saying much for the Carl’s Jr. ‘clientele’ in LA, I’m afraid.

    • We have a keyboard arrangement here. Kitteh doesn’t sit on the keyboard as long as it gets moved off the lap in time!

    • That must have been the longest 500 miles ever, since the first Indianapolis 500 didn’t end until May 30, 1911. Ray Harroun won.😉

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