I traveled with my mother and Aunts to Astoria for a fun day trip. We wandered around downtown and visited the Clatsop County Heritage Museum and also the Captain George Flavel House. Both were well put together museums. I particularly enjoyed the Flavel house because it let you wander unaccompanied through a large, Victorian house. I don’t get to do that very often. It turned out that if we had gone to the Flavel House first, we would have received a coupon reducing the price of admission to the Heritage Museum. For some reason, visiting them in the opposite order doesn’t get you any discounts.
After lunch we drove up to the Astoria Column. I was looking forward to climbing to the top, and was sad to discover that it was closed for repairs.
A very far away picture of us in front of the column we didn’t climb.A closer picture of the MAunts overlooking the mouth of the Columbia and the Astoria-Megler Bridge which we drove across because I’ve never done that before.