Camping Trip to the Oregon Coast

Thursday my daughter and I took off for the Oregon coast for a little camping trip with {my vintage trailer}!

We stopped at Washington Stonehenge. It's a full size replica of the original English Stonehenge built as a memorial to those who died in WWI. You can read more about it {here} if you are interested.





There is a beautiful view overlooking the Columbia River.


Then we went on our way... until we finally made it to the beach!!


The weather was beautiful, between 75 and 80 degrees.



We saw what's left of the shipwreck of Peter Iredale that ran aground in 1906.

And we saw the sea lions in Astoria, Oregon. There are SO. MANY. of them!! Here's an interesting {news clip about them}... they aren't sure what to do about them all, this year they have arrived in record numbers, over 2,300 that line the docks.


They lay there sunning themselves!


Astoria is where the movie Goonies was filmed. We saw what we could of the Goonies house. The owner has finally called it quits and I don't blame her. We talked to one of the locals and he told us that she was getting over 1,000 unannounced visitors a day at times! Sometimes very rude people demanding to see the house. She has it tarped and the road is blocked off now.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the movie! It's hard to believe it was so long ago! I may have to watch it again just for old times' sake!


We also saw the school where Kindergarten Cop was filmed. Forgot to get a picture of that.

If  you've never been to Astoria then you might not know that basically the city is built on a mountain. When you are at the bottom looking up it looks like the houses are on top of each other.


We drove up to the top and then turned around and drove back down! We are dorks like that! :o) This picture doesn't do it justice as to how steep it really is! It feels like you're at the top of a roller coaster!


We also drove up to see the Astoria Column.


The column is modeled after the Trajan Column in Rome and features a hand-painted spiral frieze that would stretch over 500 feet if unwound. You can read more about it {here}.

Right now it's under construction so this is what it looked like when we were there.


Look at that view!!


You can see the Astoria Bridge that spans the Columbia River and connects Oregon to Washington. We drove over that too... just to say we did! It's 4 miles long!! You can read about it {here}.

This is another view from the column.


We explored the cities of Seaside and Astoria. There are a lot of free-spirited hippies living here... or passing through probably. They do things like this... the sign posts all have little knit sweaters!! :o) It just made me smile.


We went into several antique stores because we both like that sort of thing. Most of them were pretty junky. We went into one that was 2 stories. The upstairs was a lot like the others... junky... but when we went down to the basement... oh my!


The spaces down there all seemed to go together and it was beautiful! I loved all the white and the picture frames hanging from the ceiling.


Speaking of ceilings... look!!! I wish my booth space had ceilings like that!!


Here are some more of the spaces.



The player piano rolls hanging from the ceiling caught my eye in this space. and her stars and map flowers!




We tried making onion bombs for dinner. They were pretty tasty but we were so hungry we finished cooking them in the microwave! Basically it's an onion stuffed with meatloaf and then wrapped in foil and cooked right IN the fire!


After dinner we got ready to go see the sunset on the beach. This is my daughter all bundled up and acting like a dork... it gets cold at night!



Here is what we saw...


Here we are waiting for it... and would you look at my hair!!!!! EEEEKKKK!!! This is what beach weather does to my hair!! LMAO!!!


This was my first time pulling my little trailer all by myself... without my dad anyway! All in all I did pretty good... we won't talk about the couple of mistakes I made... live and learn!!!

Here she is with her new special made decals! We had them made in aqua to match the interior. The original decals for this trailer would have been red and white I believe.





We had a great trip but I'm glad to be home!


9 comments

  1. Thanks for the vicarious trip to the beach! Looks like you had fun and saw lots of the sights. Love the sweaters on the sign posts! Too funny!

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  2. Looks like a great trip. Love your trailer.

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  3. Congrats on your first adventure in your adorable camper! Astoria is beautiful, the food looks tasty, and those sea lions are so darn cute!!! And you and your daughter are just lovely!

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  4. This looks like such a fun trip! Doesn't get much better that spending time with your daughter! I must say I'm a little envious...lol. I can't wait to see Miranda. I did get to Skype with her yesterday which was nice. Thanks for taking us along on your trip and sharing some cool stuff about the place you stayed! Have a great week...:)

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  5. Oh my I have trailer envy !! I would been filling it up with some of those goodies from the basement in that antique store and then running to the

    car and jotting down idea's . My blonde hair is naturally curly so I'd be sporting the same look. Lol. Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL !! Just wait till she's 31 and married and doing her own thing. Cherish that trip, I so enjoyed it !! TT

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    1. I've been studying those pictures for ideas for my booth! I didn't feel very good for a good portion of our trip otherwise I'm sure I would have been in more of a shopping mood and filling up the truck like you said!!

      Tania

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  6. Hi Tania! :)
    I loved looking through your photos and reading about your trip! It looks like you had an amazing time! The beach looks amazing!!
    And ooooh that antique place, oh my gosh, it was all so beautiful - I loved the ceiling there too.
    And what is that white bear on the bed in your trailer, is that a blanket? So cute!
    Astoria looks like an amazing place to visit!
    Kimberley

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    1. Thanks! That antique store was gorgeous and I'm glad I took pictures so I can examine them in more detail for ideas for my own booth!

      The white bear in my trailer is a faux bear skin rug. I can't remember for sure where I got it but I think my mom made it when I was younger, it's been around for along time. I thought it looked cute in my trailer but I don't use it for a rug... obviously because it's white and would get dirty so easy... especially in a trailer when your camping!

      Tania

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