An Astoria Adventure

When Mom told me we were going to Astoria, I reminded her they traded in fur there. I didn’t want to be part of someone’s hat or coat. What, she said. Silly dog–that was a looooong time ago and your fur is safe. Much relieved, I said: Please pass the fries as we stopped for lunch. patiently waitingPlaying tourist, we checked out some sights of modern-day Astoria. Since food was initially on our minds, we visited a fish and chips boat, but it was closed. That didn’t stop Mr. N and I from playing captain on the boat.

Moving on, we continued the nautical theme by hanging out on an anchor. Well, Mr. N did. I held down the chain so we didn’t slip into the Columbia. That’s what furiends are for!

Anchors away!

Anchors away!

John Jacob Astor built a fort here way back in 1810, but his fur-trading business was a flop and he sold it to the British in 1813.

Fort AstoriaI personally thought it was a good place to hide in case those fur-traders were still around. I do like my furs….

And, did you know that this movie called The Goonies was filmed here in 1985? I guess Mom never saw the movie, but the house where it was filmed was sure a tourist attraction. Which meant we had to make a stop before leaving town. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

We enjoyed Astoria and will go back again!

Bridge from Astoria to WA state

23 thoughts on “An Astoria Adventure

  1. Sweet Sage you are so funny. Wow, your fish and chips sure sound good. That is one huge anchor, love that picture. All the pictures are great and we liked them all. Looks like a very nice place to go and we can see the enjoyment on your sweet face. Hugs and nose kisses

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  2. What terrific photos. We felt as if we had joined you on your visit. And you do appear to have had a good time. Please drop by and visit. It is our 2nd blogoversary and we are having a giveaway! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  3. It’s a beautiful place and I love that I can see it with your eyes now. Thanks! That’s a huge chain, not even a rapper-guy could wear it :o) btw: was it the same Mr. Astor who was on the Titanic?

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