Monday, April 7, 2014

And Life Moves On (Seaside, OR)

Our son Shaun drove down from the Seattle area to spend the weekend with us.  We are not sure when we will be back this way, so I was extra happy that he managed to make it down here.  He just started a new job with an IT company and it sounds like he is staying very busy.
With all our travels when Shaun was young, he has never seen the Oregon coast.  As luck would have it...he still did not see much of this area thanks to bad weather all day Saturday.  He got to see a little bit of the Haystack in Cannon Beach, but after that visibility went down to 20 or less feet.  Since we were not having any luck showing him the coast, we took him to  Manzanita for a delicious lunch at Left Coast - a small Mexican restaurant serving huge delicious burritos and enchiladas.  

Then, we drove to Astoria to see some of the old homes in the area.  At least, Sunday turned into a half-way decent day for his drive home.
I have been in love with this Queen Anne house since I first saw it last year. 
  Captain Flavel built this place for his family in 1886.  He was a bar pilot and business man.  If you are interested in reading more about the history of this house I have added to link to the Flavel House.
 This house is featured in the movie "Goonies" as the backdrop for the history museum.  I don't remember seeing it in the movie so I guess I'll have to watch it a little closer the next time.
 I love the detail of the woodwork.  What I can't imagine is having to paint all the ornate woodwork.
 The grounds have been kept the way they were when Captain Flavel's family had lived here.  I tried to get a photo of a strange looking corkscrewed tree that looked like it was upside-down in the ground, but no luck.
 We made one more stop to the Astoria Column.  The Column was about the only thing we could see.  The wind was blowing harder so we did not climb the stairs to the top.
 One day we will make it back this the summer time...and we will invite Shaun to come join us.

Well, it is time for me to get ready to go shopping and to start packing...and the cats are begging to go outside.  Oh look!  The sun is out.  I guess I better blow the dust off my sunglasses, eh?
Happy Quilting!


  1. It's always nice when a kid comes to visit! Sorry the weather wasn't better for you.

  2. Family time is always fun time ... weather or not.
    You managed to overcome the foggy weather.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful time you had with Shaun despite the weather. Flagella House looks really interesting and I love its 'turret'. Hope the weather gets better for you and you get wear those sunglasses! Xx


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