Friday, June 10, 2011

Astoria and Cape Disappointment

Wednesday was a down day. I went and got myself a pedicure. The kids played and swam with their friends. Kevin watched sports.

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Thursday we decided to head to Astoria..and so glad we did.

First stop was the Astoria Column..

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Joey, Logan and I started up, but Logan was a little nervous and he headed back down to hang out with Grampy..

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Joey and I continued to climb the 164 stairs! I was a bit winded going up, going down was a breeze.  They sell wooden airplanes, that you write your name on and fly it from the top. Joey flew his and I flew Logan’s. He retrieved them down below…

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Nice views up top, of the Columbia River...Astoria and Cape Disappointment 014

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Then we headed to the waterfront and the Columbia River Maritime Museum…(they don’t allow pictures inside)Astoria and Cape Disappointment 062

We watched a movie and did the self guided tour. Very interesting..

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We got to board the Columbia..Astoria and Cape Disappointment 029

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After touring we headed outside to catch the trolley…

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For $1. per person what a great narrated trip up and down the River Walk. We learnt alot about the area.

We hopped off for lunch at…

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The kids lunch came in these cute dog bowls... They gave the kids goody bags with cookies, candy, a list of things to look for in the restuarant and crayons to write on the paper tablecloths..

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After lunch we boarded the trolley to take us back to the parking lot.

We had one more stop in mind…. Over the bridge…

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To…

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  And through the tunnel..Astoria and Cape Disappointment 105

To Cape Disappointment…

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And that ended another very enjoyable day..

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Tonight we head to Portland for the kids to take the red eye flight, that their mom is working, back to Houston… It has been so much fun..

5 comments:

Sandra said...

It sounds like you're having a great time with the boys. They look like they're enjoying themselves too. You'll miss them when they leave!

Beth said...

Looks like fun! One of these years we will make it up that direction- thanks for the pictures :-)

Sue and Doug said...

great view from the columns!..and Cape Disappointment is never a disappointment!!

Jesse, Ginger, Bayer, Buddy, and Mr. B said...

Your pictures have me chomping at the bit to get to the Northwest. I have not been further north than Sonoma Ca. and can't wait to get to Oregon and Washington. Glad you are having a great time.

squawmama said...

Loved the pictures and it looks as if you & the kids had an excellent time... I agree with Sue ~ Cape Disappointment is never disappointing!
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna