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Our Little Getaway, Astoria, Oregon

(Text by Cee and Chris, photos by Cee with Chris helping to find interesting things to shoot.)

Cee:  I just wanted to share a few photos from our little getaway we had in Astoria.  We are now getting ready to start for home.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

Chris:  We were greeted by a wonderful rainbow that hug around for about an hour and followed us everywhere we went.  Could there have been any happier welcoming committee?  Cee caught a nice silhouette of a couple strolling down the waterfront path.

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I love this view out our hotel room.  The hotel is actually on a pier in the Columbia River.  If we stand on the little balcony we look down four floors to the river below us.  To the right you are seeing the Astoria Megler bridge that connects the states of Oregon and Washington.  The bridge spans over four miles and has to be high enough on the Oregon side to allow ocean-going vessels like container and cruise ships to pass under it

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Because we were celebrating our birthdays and our 27th anniversary, the hotel treated us to champagne.  When we mentioned we don’t drink, they brought us a bottle of sparkling apple cider.  We have never tasted anything so delicious.  I don’t know how they made sparkling cider n Normandy, France, but they have it down to a science.  Cheers!

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We spent the afternoon exploring the town and taking all kinds of fun photos.   We watched these cormorants sunning and stretching their wings.

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Usually I’m the one who spots the odd ball subjects, but Cee spotted this one.  Don’t you love the face painted on it?

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A Coast Guard vessel seen heading quickly out to the mouth of the Columbia River to enter the Pacific Ocean (at the left of the horizon).  Our hotel is situated about five or six miles from where the Columbia empties into the Pacific.

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As the sun sets on our day, Cee points her camera westward, looking out to the Port of Astoria and the tall cranes used to unload the massive ships.  It was a gorgeous ending to a fun and beautiful day.

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Qi (energy) hugs

Cee and Chris

62 replies »

  1. Beautiful photos! I worked on that bridge when it was a toll bridge. It has a lot of personal history for me. I love going back to Astoria when I get the chance. Always something new to see (and photograph).

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  2. Happy birthdays and a blessed anniversary….you two are the best! What wonderful pics…I love them. Hugz

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  3. Astoria is such a beautiful place to visit. All the photos are gorgeous, but especially the rainbow shot. I’ve never seen the different colors so clearly differentiated in a rainbow photo before.

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  4. So glad you had a wonderful little getaway! The photos are lovely and the whole trip sounds like a very wonderful time! 🙂

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  5. Happy Birthdays and Happy Anniversary! Stunning photos, your 27th Anniversary and wonderful post reflect your beautiful relationship. Congratulations!

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  6. A lovely way to celebrate ! The rainbow added some magic of its own … what a great view of it all you both had Cee 🙂

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