Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Astoria, Oregon


Astoria, Oregon

Paul, Cindy and I drove to the coast today. It was a rainy start but cleared up soon and turned out to be a sunny but cold and windy day. Our first stop was Astoria where we stopped at the Maritime Museum then had lunch at Baked Alaska. We regretted that we did not have time to do and see everything. They loved Astoria and hope to return on a future trip and spend a night and an entire day here.


Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon  


Astoria, Oregon
The maritime museum was fascinating and I feel like I learned quite a bit about the shipping trade as well as the geographical features of the Columbia River. I especially enjoyed reading about the trade routes and the items that we ship (and receive) to and from other countries. There was so much to see and read about here that we simply did not have time to view it all. Oh, and the gift shop was pretty fabulous too!


Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon

We had lunch here at the Baked Alaska restaurant.
 
The view from our table.

 
I had fish and chips and actual Baked Alaska for dessert!

We then drove on to Cannon Beach (I will post those in a separate post).

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

1 comment:

  1. That is one big anchor. The scenery there is magnificent. A delicious dessert is a great way to top off a nice tour.

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