Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Camping Trip ~ Day 1

We went camping with my parents in the Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside area of northwest Oregon last week. It was nice to spend some time with them and get to get away from our lives for a bit.

On Friday morning we headed to Astoria to spend the day. The first thing we did was visit the Astoria Column.  It was 164 steps straight up a spiral staircase. Gabriella walked up them all but I carried Xander up them all!

The view from the top was amazing! You could see for miles in all directions! This is definitely a must see place if you are in Astoria! It was a $2 parking fee per car but otherwise was free to go up the column. At the gift shop we bought $1 wooden glider planes to sail off the tower. It was so much fun watching them glide down!

Proof we made it to the top! 

Next we stopped at the Goondocks, the house from the movie The Goonies.

We snacked on some grapes and then rode the Old 300 trolley car. It was $1 per person and was very fun and informative to ride on.

 We hopped off at the Buoy Brewery and grabbed some fries and tried a couple beers (well, not all of us had a beer. But I did find a GF one to try, score!).

We cruised back to camp. We camped at the KOA campground right across from Fort Stevens. It was great! They had a great playground, mini golf, bouncy pillow, tether ball,  giant chess set, pool, etc. We will definitely be back next summer!

Gabriella loved the bouncy pillow! 

While mom enjoyed mini golf

Hmmmm, A2 to A4.

Me, Gabriella and my mom.

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