Friday, October 30, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
From Astoria we drove out to Cape Disappointment State Park located just outside the small town of Ilwaco, Washington. Driving over the pretty sea-foam green Astoria-Megler Bridge as it stands against the bright blue sky and deep evergreen forest is an experience in itself. At 4.1 miles long it clocks in as the longest continuous truss bridge in North America - add to that a steep incline that takes you to soaring heights.
We spent the first half of our day at Dead Man's Cove, discovered on a whim when hiking up to the Cape Disappointment lighthouse. We had grabbed lunch to-go from Blue Schorcher Bakery in town - a delicious spinach and tomato quiche and a red pepper and potato foccacia sandwich proved we did find recommendation worthy food in Astoria after all! We washed lunch down with a bottle of Rogue Farms OREgasmic IPA a favorite among the eight we sampled at the Public House the night before.
It was the warmest day of our trip and I'm so glad we got to enjoy the sunshine in this magical little cove. And the views from the lighthouse did not disappoint ;)
Monday, October 26, 2015
I gave an overview of all the hotels we stayed at in Oregon here. Cannery Pier was particularly special, easily the most photogenic. I'm confident this is the place to stay if you are visiting Astoria.
-A teal blue '57 Chevy + a driver to bring you into town.
-An antique cannery machine on display in the lobby that was made in Rutland, VT (Engraved on top: CRPA = Columbia River Packers Association).
-A blissful clawfoot tub. Additionally, a hot tub with-a-view just down the hall.
-Architecturally stunning and well decorated common area where we ate breakfast and enjoyed wine and cheese at happy hour.
-The window seat and that Pendleton Blanket. The perfect place for getting cozy with a mug of coffee and a book. Or gazing through the binoculars at the seals playing in the river.