We had to get some donuts for the road since I missed out on Voodoo the day before. Blue Star Donuts is Portland's best kept secret, well maybe not so secret. Lucky for us there was no stupid, long line or crazy expensive parking since it was in walking distance from Chris & Story's house.
|Olivia was always looking for her pal Blueberry|
|We will definitely try this place on our next visit|
|Antz attempted to eat my donut|
|I love phone booths!|
|We stopped by the kid's shoe store Clogs N' More. I could've stayed there for |
hours but we had to hit the road.
|Can you believe that after what happened in Santa Cruz Olivia asked if we could ride this?!|
|We took a crazy beautiful scenic highway with only one lane to get there but the view was |
worth the two hours of curves and slow trucks.
|We have arrived!!|
|This is from the opening scene for the Goonies. We followed this film location tour|
|Goonies never say die!|
This goregous Queen Anne Victorian was owned by sea Captain George Flavel.
|This creepy house belonged to George Conrad Flavel (those Flavel's owned most of Astoria!)|
|Veda was like, it doesn't scare me!|
|The town of Astoria is extremely charming but also has a creepy element I love.|
|This store wins at common sense!|
|Astoria-Megler Bridge connects Oregon to Washington state.|
|We had lunch at this restaurant on the pier over looking the harbor.|
|We could see Washington state from our table.|
So the big attraction of Astoria is of course, the Goondocks, the house filmed in the movie. For thirty years this house has been a welcome attraction for tourists to come and take photos. Well, my bad luck curse struck and just a few days before our arrival, the homeowners decided they had enough of disrespectful folks intruding on their neighborhood. So when we drove past the house we found this...
|It's hard to feel sympathy for these guys since they knowingly bought a famous house. However, I do understand that people suck and are incredibly rude and ruin the experience for others!|
|I guess they got sick of people doing the truffle shuffle|
|Even with the tarp and signs, there were a lot of people visiting the house.|
|Oregon is the land of trees and bridges|
|We drove around downtown Portland looking for the famous Portland neon sign|
Antz and Chris had a bro-date at a soccer game while Story and I drank wine while the girls watched the Spongebob movie. It was a long but epic day.