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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


In keeping with posting about places I want to visit sometime soon (can you tell I want a vacation?), I am posting about one of my favorite places in Oregon - Astoria! There are tons of cool things to do in this small town. Many historical sites to visit. The town is located at the northwest tip of our state, and was the site of the first permanent US settlement in the Northwest. I do not remember much about this building except for the old lettering that reads "Astoria".


  1. Astoria is a great place to visit. I get to Oregon occasionally as I have family there. My wife and I will be flying to Portland on Thursday to spend a few days with family in Lincoln City

    An Arkies Musings

  2. I hope you get to go on a vacation very soon! The winter is sort of getting to me this year too! Bring on vacation!

  3. I so love to visit small towns because they are rich in history. Great shot!
    My cardinal

  4. I remember Astoria very well from the days when I travelled down to Mexico from coastal British Columbia. Unfortunately, I never stopped there because it was too close to the beginning of the trip. Usually ended up stopping in Weed, of all places. LOL
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. It looks like a wonderful old building, and a nice place to visit.

  6. Oh my, that brings back memories. We took our boys on a vacation there. Goodness it was 30 something years ago! Guess its time to return!

  7. HA! I thought you were talking about Astoria, Queens, NYC!
    Yours will be nice, too, I gather.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. I think of all the places I've been in the U.S. Astoria is by far the most beautiful place on earth. I spent my birthday there on the beach, had fish and chips at a little drive-in and all in all it was the best birthday I've ever had. Such extraordinary scenery cannot be found anywhere else! That was 30 years ago already...I hope you get to go!!!! I believe it is the highest point in elevation too but I could be wrong about that.

    If you go take lots of pics...I love Haystack Rock!!!

  9. And I thought it was a hotel where Waldorf salad was invented! How great that you evoked so many wonderful memories for people with your photo!
    HelenMac, ABC Team

  10. Nice one!

    My Ruby Tuesday, hope you can come and see. Thanks in advance!

  11. A beautiful picture which gives feeling to the passing of time / life.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

  12. When you get there check out the RiverSea Gallery... my friend Jennifer Williams does gorgeous work; I think you'd like it. I have a little bit on my blog http://myeverydaygraces.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-friend-jennifer-williams-creates.html. I love Astoria too, especially all of the coffee shops:)

  13. I realized you had already seen that post after I commented, sorry:)

    I think it is pretty cool that I can tell who lays what... I never would have thought there would be such a difference. Of course, I think that will change once we have 30 layers instead of 7.

  14. I only went thru Astoria once, in 2005, but it looked kind of run down and boarded up. I do want to see the Astoria Tower sometime though.

  15. It's been years since I was there but I'd sure like to return! Great shot.


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    Won’t spend a spare second asleep in their beds,
    Afraid that they’ll miss a rubicund sight
    Or something that’s scarlet, flaming at night.

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    Devilish Red

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  18. Looks like a great place to visit.

    Visiting from ABC Wednesday. I am your new follower too. I hope you can visit my entry too.
    A is for Angels

  19. What a perfect way to start off the round! I love those old brick buildings out there in the Pacific NW that have things painted on them (name of establishment or town, etc.)


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