|My sketchbook memories of the beach at Fort Stevens. Copyright lulumoon.|
On our Astoria tour we visited the Astoria Column, completed in 1926. The column is adorned with artwork that spirals upward and depicts the history of Oregon. If the artwork could be laid out flat, it would be over 500 feet long! The tower is 125 feet tall. Rob and I climbed up all 164 steps and were rewarded with spectacular views all around.
|Artwork depicting the early history of Oregon|
|The top of the tower commemorates the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the founding of Astoria by John Jacob Astor.|
|We made it to the top!|
|Where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean|
|The jail from the Goonies is now a film museum.|
|The Goonies house, proudly displaying a sign that reads, "The Goondocks"|
|The school where Arnold Schwarzenegger taught kindergartners|
|The very impressive Flavel House|
|Cute gingerbread trimmings and paint!|
|We found our new beach house! (I wish.) It has an unobstructed view of the Columbia River.|
Play time at the beach with Ollie and Rattie. And, oh yes, vehicles are allowed to drive on parts of the beach. Guys love that. I guess.
|Rattie discovered he could sort of swim after he very nearly caught a seabird that was apparently very inexperienced with dogs, poor thing.|
|If Rob ever decides to sell his convertible Dodge Dakota, this is the money shot!|