Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Road Trip

Hi there cloud friends.  I thought it was about time to share a road trip with you.  Over Thanksgiving week-end, my DH and I took a road trip to Astoria, OR.  We have been there before.  It is a delightful little town full of great shops, good food , and wonderful coffee shops.  It's also very near to the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the spot where Lewis and Clark spent one long wet winter. If you read this blog to see cross stitch , come back in a few days, I have lots to share.  But for today it's all about Astoria.


This was the view from the hotel room.  The bridge over the mighty Columbia River connects Washington and Oregon. 


The beautiful Pacific Ocean


I thought this shed was fun and very decorative!

A sign reminding you of just where you are!! 


Fort Clatsop.  This is a replica of the fort built by the Lewis and Clark party.  This is where they spent the winter.  
Yes , lots of great coffee shops.  This one is my favorite.



Coffee Girl  is out on a pier with a cannery.  There were lots of interesting signs and history concerning the canning of salmon in Astoria.

Well, a house for me and the DH to rehab.  Funny thing, when I found this he said it was time to go home.

Thanks for joining me today.  I will have a Christmas cross stitch post in the next few days.

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice place to visit.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    LOL at DH. :)
    Marilyn

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  2. OMG I was in Astoria on the 26th!! Love your pictures - such a pretty town!!

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  3. Thanks for the tour! We were in the Portland area for a couple of days in mid September, but did not make it to this area. Loved what we saw, and hope to get back to visit more of the state.

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  4. I enjoyed seeing your trip photos, thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Thanks for sharing your photos. It's a wonderful way to see a place I may never get to.

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  6. That's a wonderful little town indeed. With so much to see and to visit. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures and giving me the chance to unearth some memories.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your photos.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  8. Thanks for sharing Barb. I really enjoyed the tour. :)

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  9. Great pictures. I would have trouble driving on that bridge though!

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  10. What a grand time you must have had! I would totally refurbish that house! Just look - you can see the water from it! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.

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  11. Love seeing your trips Barb! This one looks amazing!

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  12. I love Astoria! Glad you had such a great time there. :)

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  13. Nice pictures of a neat place!

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  14. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Despite the tsunami risks!

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  16. It's so cold here that it was nice to take a little armchair trip. Thank you for sharing, Barb.

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  17. Astoria looks like a lovely place to visit and hey, you could have just popped across the Pacific to visit me, you know - lol! Thanks for sharing your great pics.

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  18. Astoria is such a cool little town - fun to watch the ships on the Columbia River.

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