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. Playing 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!
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.
I 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. 🙂
We enjoyed Astoria and will go back again!