It’s hard to take a decent picture of that when you’re laughing your ass off and tourists are staring at you. I wish I could say the Astoria Column looks less…um…obvious when it’s not being restored but…hell, Oregon, you gotta think these things through.
The views from the park around it are fantastic. Astoria is literally the last place you can stand before you’re either in the Pacific, the Columbia River, or the state of Washington. Click on the panoramas….
Yes, Astoria is the town where the Goonies was filmed. No, I haven’t been to “the house.” (The current owners became so sick of the daily glut of visitors peering in their windows and doing the Truffle Shuffle in their driveway, they banned all tourists, so don’t even think about it, Chunk.) Yes, I know a lot of other stuff was shot in that town, too. No, I don’t go cinematic geocaching around America with my camera, get a life.
The sunsets in Astoria are tasty. So is the locally roasted coffee. If you combine the two, your hands will twitch on the steering wheel all the way back to Portland. Highly recommended, two twitching thumbs up.
October 4, 2015