Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 4th, 2015

Joel and I went out to Astoria for the 4th of July. We did it mostly to escape the heat of Portland.

We took the long way there, Highway 30. This is the bridge from Rainier Oregon to Longview Washington.


We made it to Astoria and went over the HUGE Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River.

This is taken from Dismal Nitch on the Washington side of the Columbia River.
I saw this Double Crested Cormorant catch a fish while we were on the Washington side!



Joel took some photos on the way back to Astoria.



Here is what the bridge looks like from the Oregon side.

Don't worry, I wasn't on train tracks. These have been re-purposed to be a walking path and a river front trolly uses them too.

Here are some other things along the water front.




We walked all over looking for the Columbia Cafe. Here is an old building we saw while walking around.





Turns out we walked too far on the wrong street. We found the Columbia Cafe on our way back. It turns out that this little place is on a 100 places to go before you die list.....
We ate some excellent Savory Crepes. Joel would like to go back when we have some more cash and order the Chief Surprise. You get what ever the chief wants you to have!

Joel's Crepe, avocado, tomato, and jack cheese


My crepe, spinach and mozzarella cheese

After dinner we headed out to find the sunset over the ocean. We went out to Fort Stevens.




I found this stuff!




These dogs were having a great time:


Then the sun set:








Hope you have a wonderful day!