Thursday, July 12, 2012

Oregon/Washington Road Trip: Day 9

"Goonies never say die!"

If you grew up in the 80's, you KNOW about "The Goonies" and watched it a million times. If you are die-hard fans, you own the VHS, the DVD and the Blu Ray {yup, that is us}!

A warning to those of you that ARE a fan of the Goonies - you will be ever-so-jealous of what we did on Day 9 of our road trip.

But let's start from the beginning.....

One of my favorite things about our beach bungalow was that we had our own kitchen, so I could make us a healthy breakfast every morning.

Hard at work!
Breakfast by the beach is always better!
Yup, I have proof: Gary smiling with a strawberry in hand
Wishing this could be my view every morning

After breakfast, we left for Astoria, which was about an hour drive North of Rockaway Beach.  They have a great Farmer's Marker that I wanted to check out and I was not disappointed.  We left with a bunch of cherries, some kettle corn, and some fresh beef jerky to snack on the rest of the trip.
Me with our goods!

We worked up quite an appetite and headed to The Wet Dog Cafe {aka Astoria Brewing Company} for lunch.  I had the Oregon Hazelnut salad, which was heaven on a plate.  There was a ton of salad topped with a generous amount of local hazelnuts and even more blue cheese, topped with dried cranberries.  I barely used the salad dressing because of the amount of toppings.

Gary had a Western Burger that was HUGE and super tasty!!

We also shared a beer favorite was the Poop Deck Porter!


Double fisting! LOL
We were stuffed with food & beer and decided it would be best to walk around town a bit.

First stop was the Oregon Film Museum.  It is housed in the jail from "The Goonies."  Admission is $4 a person.  Gary & I were in and out within 20 minutes.  There really wasn't anything in there we had to see, but at least our money went to keeping the building open.

We also got some mug shots....obviously I am still happy from the beer I just had!

Strike a pose!
Following our break out of jail, we drove a few miles to Mikey's house.  You know, the house in "The Goonies" that is going to be torn down to build a golf course?  Well, it's in Astoria, OR.

Sign at the bottom of the hill.

It's the freaking GOONIES house!!

Why the idea of a golf course being built here is so funny to us now that we've seen the town!

The biggest Goonies fan I know!

View from the house.  The home next door is up for sale...I'd love to live here!

It felt somewhat weird to me to stand there taking pictures of a house someone lives in!  But I got over that real quick!

Our next stop was the waterfront to take the historic trolley ride.  If you are ever in Astoria, take this ride!  It costs $1 a person and is about an hour round trip.  The guys that run the trolley are a hoot!

One of the things they pointed out to us was Astoria's only beach {see below}.  Not only is it there only beach, it's the only NUDE beach in Oregon...but only during the months of December, January & February! 

Another good one was when we rode by the Safeway in town - originally it was just a Starbucks, but when they realized how much extra room there was, they decided to add groceries.

I'm a sucker for corny jokes!  

Here are some cool pics we got during the trolley ride:

Originally we though we'd only be in Astoria for a few hours, but we spent a good portion of our day there, so on the way home, we did a quick stop in Cannon Beach for some pictures by Haystack Rock.

It was so beautiful out that we pulled over quite a bit on the ride home to take pictures.  No matter how pretty the pictures are, nothing beats seeing it all in person!

The next day we spent at the beach....can't wait to share those pictures with you!  :)


  1. wow awesome trip.....i like such trip...

  2. What?!?! You were basically in the goonies now. I didn't even know they filmed it in Oregon. That would make my vacation for sure!