Shufflin’

Sad times: I had a dentist appointment this week and one next week. Turns out next week is the tooth out. Which means I was totally unprepared for a lecture on needing to floss better AND lacking awesome painkillers to make that lecture more fun. Boo.

This means you’ll have to wait till next week to hear how smart I am on drugs*.

Anyhow, way overdue trip recap continues!

Here in Oregon we don’t get a whole lot of that “summer” thing I hear other places get. Case in point:
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Mid-July. Looks like February.

It’s part of why we drink so much here. Numbs the grey.

Astoria is at the mouth of the Columbia River. There used to be canneries and things here. But the canneries mostly moved where they could better catch dolphins or something, so the piers have been remade into other stuff. Including a tuna museum. Not joking.

We went for breakfast at Coffee Girl out on one of the piers. You could actually drive *on* the wooden pier, but that seemed terrifying. So we parked and walked across. Which meant cars drove past us AND you could see the spots where the wood MOVED when you walked. Equally terrifying. Good choice me!

But I had a big ol’ scone and coffee the size of my head
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I’m on a scone kick. Because they taste like straight butter. Butter has like no carbs so I think it makes me skinny. Right?

The husband had a bagel sandwich thang
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We looked through the window at the grey river
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And then wandered Astoria for a while, so that we could justify lunch.

We went to the Astoria Column
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Totally thought it was going to be lame, but it actually had redunk views.

And finally we’d killed enough time to justify eating at what we’d been told was the best spot in Astoria

The Bowpicker
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It’s a boat. A real boat. In a parking lot. Serving fish and chips.
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So basically, it’s awesome.
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Delicious.

And now, since The Goonies was filmed in Astoria, making this almost relevant, my favorite thing on the internets today:

Everyday I’m shufflin’

 

*Unless you went to college with me.

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8 responses to “Shufflin’

  1. Personally, I can’t wait to see how smart you are on drugs. Ouch. I hate anything and everything dental related.

  2. HEY YOU GUUUUUUYSSSSSS!!!

    Those fish and chips look amazing.

  3. i wanna go to a tuna museum!

  4. Mmm, scones. I completely agree with your butter logic. I…would go to a tuna museum. A tuna museum that serves scones? I’m all over that, it needs to exist now.

  5. GAAH. dentists make me sad. and I’m a good brusher! 😦

    this weekend it’s supposed to be HOT. you know, like… mid 80’s. weee!

  6. I wanna eat fish and chips from a boat in a parking lot!

  7. Sorry to hear it was grey and gloomy … hopefully it is more summer-like now (I am catching up on this post a while late).

  8. Dude we both went to the dentist!!! Told you I’m right about the bread…

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