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... for that. The fish n chips were pretty good too.
Heading home, stopped to have a look at markets in IIwaco. (fishing port)
A lot of fishing both recreational and industrial goes on around here from the mouth of the Columbia River. We saw hundreds of small boats (keen fishoes) out on the water as we drove over the bridge, never seen so many fishoes in one place, nearly on top of one ...
... tour through. They have a sign welcoming Goonies fans to park their car and walk up the private driveway to have a look outside the rest of the time. It was cool to see and we also saw other places the movie was filmed like the jail and pizzeria. Kindergarten Cop was also filmed in Astoria and we saw the school, hotel, and house from the movie.
Astoria has an antique trolley ...
... beds in Willapa Bay. Once discovered, the oyster fishery grew rapidly. Oysters from this bay were wildly popular during the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century; back then a plate of fresh Willapa oysters cost as much as $50 dollars in San Francisco (which works out to several thousand dollars in modern inflated greenbacks).
... old fashion trends or mixtures of trends from the past. For example, at the Gorge I saw a hipster cowboy. A man wearing a baby-carrying papoose backback wearing orange Dickies and a Stetson, along with a long faint beard and Elvis
Costello glasses rims. There was a girl in a donut shop dressed almost identical to the girl from ...
... a big bowl of steamer clams - yum - and the guys had the combination plate, which had every kind of seafood you could imagine.
As we were leaving, one of my new friends waved goodbye. So I waved back at him. Poor guy in front of him thought I was waving at him so he waved back...he's probably still trying to explain to his wife (who didn't look very pleased!) Kind of reminded me of our trip to Mexico, Giselle & Esther:)
Anyway - back at the MH now, ...