Thursday, October 13, 2011

Astoria, Oregon

While still in Kelso, Washington, we drove down to Astoria, Oregon.  This is really a sweet town. With only 10,000 people it is a small town, but very active.

(All these photos are going to be dark as the weather was overcast and misting.)


Our main focus was to go to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. What a wonderful experience!  It was very, very well done.  We were surprised to see so many full sized boats inside. The explanation of navigating the entrance into the Pacific Ocean from the Columbia River was very interesting.

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Then we went to the Astoria Column. Built at 1926 this artwork is 125 feet tall and sits on the Coxcomb Hill, 600 feet above sea level.

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Stunning sight.
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Jim Mossman taking a photo to give you a idea of the size.
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There are 12 panels depicting the history of the area.

It was a full day.  We drove back to Kelso via the Astoria-Megler Bridge. For someone who doesn’t “like” to drive over high bridges, this was a challenge for me….but I made it across without screaming.

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On the way we saw a beautiful rainbow and actually “drove” under it… that even possible?

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Then we were back to the Kelso, WA Elk’s Club RV Park.  It was just a parking lot setting, but it was close to the things we wanted to see, so it served its purpose.

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So, off we go to Tillamook, Oregon, as we continue our travel down the coast.

Remember, you are loved.

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