For Memorial Day weekend, Karl took me to Astoria as a belated 30th birthday present. We've wanted to go there for years (Karl is a huge Goonies fan, and Goonies was filmed in Astoria), and I'm so glad that we finally checked this one off the list. Such a lovely little town, we just loved it!
We stayed at the most charming B&B, Britta's Inn:
The owners, Rona and Skip, were very gracious hosts and the location was perfect. We'll definitely be staying there again!
There are so many beautiful old houses in Astoria. We loved walking around and daydreaming about which one we could buy and fix up! :)
(the one in the upper left-hand corner was our favorite, BTW)
Now, here's a big mosaic of the rest of our visit to Astoria (click to enlarge):
We found a new favorite comfort food (Bosnian, soooooo good!), picked up some fabulous souvenirs at the Sunday Market and just generally had a fantastic time. We didn't want to leave!
But seeing as we haven't hit the lotto yet, we had to leave and return to the real world. Before heading back to Seattle though, we drove south down the Oregon coast a bit to see Cannon Beach. The weather was pretty overcast, but it didn't diminish the natural beauty of it all.
Thanks for a lovely weekend, Karl. Even though it wasn't exactly a surprise, it was one of my favorite weekends ever. Now I must go look for campgrounds around there so we can go back and bring Henry with us! :)