Back in November, I think, Joy and Isabel and I were talking about how much fun it would be to have a blog party where we could meet local bloggers in person. We were going to try to do it in December, but with the snow and holidays it just didn't make sense. So, now it's all planned and we are committed (or maybe we should be-ha ha). I think it will be great fun to meet some of you who I have only known through comments or by reading your blogs. If you would like to join us, and I hope you will, you can RSVP to me here in my comments or to Joy or Isabel or Martha. I guarantee a good time will be had by all.
After the success of our last family outing to the beach, we decided to make a day trip to the city of Astoria. I had never really visited this lovely town that is rich with history, so off we went. First order of business, find all the thrift stores. Fortunately it was pretty easy to find them and I was able to find several great items for very little money. More on that later.
We were starving so we decided to have lunch at a lovely restaurant called "Baked Alaska" that was right on the water. I had some delicious clam chowder and a fancy green salad.
Next we decided to visit the Flavel House. It was built by a retired sea captain and it was just lovely. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of the inside, too dark, but the furnishings and the wood work was amazing, trust me.
Our next stop was the Astoria Column. Great views from up there even with the cloud cover.
Finally, we drove out to Pier 39 and had some hot cocoa at the Rogue Brewery. Okay, hubby had a beer while the rest of us had hot chocolate. A great ending to a fun day.
Now for the part you have been waiting for. My thrifty finds.