11.21.2010

Weekend in Astoria

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This weekend Twila Jean and I packed the kiddos up in the car and headed to Astoria Oregon to visit my brother Josh, his wife Amy, and my nephew Oliver. We left home to rain and gray skies, and arrived in town to bright sunny weather, it was perfect! They have a beautiful view from their living room of the river, and sometimes ships would pass by, a great view for relaxing and knitting.
We took advantage of the beautiful day and went to an awesome park where all the kids and grown-ups played and had fun, they have little storybook houses and a play tugboat among other standard park things.
After the park we drove up to the Astoria Column and enjoyed the view from the park grounds, there was no way I was going up in the column like last year.
Of course we had to stop in an antique store in town, and picked up some coffee on the way at Street 14 Coffee, they have great hot chocolate!
The next morning is snowed big fluffy flakes, and even though it didn't stick to the ground, it was beautiful to watch while I knit some more.
Can't wait to go back there for Thanksgiving!

Dress and coat-Fab Gabs

Cardigan-Made by me using this pattern from Babydee

Boots-Millie B Vintage

30 comments:

Theda Fontaine said...

A lovely post, Solanah! Wish it snowed here in Melbourne, instead we're stuck with hot weather!

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

Absolutely beautiful pics! And as always, you two look dynamite. Love your boots!

garofit said...

love the color of your sweater, it's one of my fav colors and i am trying to find something like that right how - can you give us the source of the yarn please?

also the photo of Twila is great and that of the bridge in the snow!

Penny Dreadful said...

Gorgeous photos, it looks like a great trip. The picture of you and Twila-Jean on the swings looks like something from the Edge of Love film - I wrote about it a few months ago, you can see the pics here :)

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/2010/07/40s-vintage-style-edge-of-love.html

Alexandra said...

Looks like you had a amazing time.
These pictures are great!
Alex
http://alexslifeafter20.blogspot.com/

emma_G said...

This post is gorgeous :)
And could you and Twila Jean look any more perfect?

northwest is best said...

Awww, great post! You've made me smile with your sweet photos.

LandGirl1980 said...

I can't decide what I am more envious of - your dress/welly combo or the fact that you spent the day snug and warm whilst it snowed outside!

SoOhCliché said...

Waoh ! Fourth picture from the top, such a Lauren Bacall vibe :) Gorgeous !

Sarsaparilla said...

What lucious photos... I'm glad you had a lovely time with your family. Sweet!

Shady Del Knight said...

Breathtaking images one and all. Nobody in the blogosphere does it better than you and your photographer!

Colleen said...

I just love your brown coat!

chloegirl said...

I just love your blogs:) Your pictures and trip looked and sounded beautiful and fun. I love to knit as well and would love to sit by the water and knit sounds so peaceful. You inspire me so!

Solvemygirlproblems.com said...

Nicee pics dude

Emma said...

Lovely photos Solanah! I've always wanted to go to Astoria! (because it was where the Goonies was filmed) You all look like you're having such a fun time!

Isabelle said...

Lovely photos!

Hello Jodi said...

That first photo of you is, quite possibly, one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

Shallow Mallow said...

You both look so cute on the swings and your outfit is just lovely :)
Sounds like you guys had a brilliant time!

Miss Amethyst said...

how cool!!! love the coat :) just left you a award at my blog: http://missamethystspowderroom.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-first-blog-award.html

Kat said...

Washington: one of the only places where wearing rain boots in public is socially acceptable. ;)

CHRISTINA ARMSTRONG said...

LOVE that picture of the bridge and snow! Something that you don't see often near the coast. :-)

Casey said...

What a lovely, relaxing weekend it looks like you had! :) I adore your outfit--especially that coat!!!

♥ Casey | blog

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

what a gorgeous photo of you up on the top of this entry!!!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

what a way to bring glam to the playground, gorgeous!

Q's Daydream said...

Such pretty pictures! I adore your outfit so much!

Laura said...

Oh, Oregon - I do miss you so. Such lovely photos of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Thank you!

Don said...

They are such wonderful photos although it looks a bit cold for my taste

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

Holy crap...that ship bag!

Solanah said...

Garofit, I'm sorry I can't remember, but I know I got it on knitpicks.com last year.

Miriam Parkman said...

It's quite funny -the 11th picture (from above) looks exactly like it could have been shot at a mountain where our summerhouse is, in the north of Sweden! Everything looks just right -the water, splitting up between lands, the mountains, making a dramatic, blue and green background and the the trees -not leaves, but pine's and spruce's.
It's not so strange that so many swede's emigrated to the areas around Portland for a hundred years ago, when the environment looked so much like home...

Also, you and your friend looks supercute! I love that you're wearing wellingtons with you flowery dress. A great combination!