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Astoria

August 5, 2013

I’ve always wanted to check out this seaside town, ever since JZ told me about a bike trip she took that went across this massive bridge:CIMG2116_thumb

Astoria is on the northwesternmost tip of Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the sea.

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There’s a column on top of a hill that has some great views, although it was pretty windy.

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Bald eagle! (and seagull)

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We also checked out the maritime museum (surprisingly interesting!), Fort George Brewery, and walked along this path to where an old fish cannery used to be.  I went for a long run (10k training!) on the same path one morning.2013_F_DSCN2670_thumb

We stayed in this adorable B&B, in the room above the garage on the right.  The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms very comfortable.2013_F_DSCN2673_thumb

This was about as far to the northwest in Oregon that you can get.2013_G_0263_thumb

This was a really fun restaurant right on the river.  After dinner we went to an old silent movie that had been re-scored and was accompanied by live music.  It was pretty good!CIMG2128_thumb

On the way back south we took the 101, so I have now been on every inch (by bike or by car) of Oregon’s 101.  I wanted my parents to see Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach.2013_G_0270_thumb

Astoria was great – I wish it had been a little warmer, but we lucked out and never got rained on when we were out and about.

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