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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Astoria Tower

How is it we have never visited this landmark in Astoria Oregon before?  What an amazing view it offers of the entire area.

The tower was built in 1926. You can see it from just about anywhere in the Astoria area, and we just assumed it was commemorative for some reason.  It turns out it was built to recognize the Astor family's contributions to the community, but was funded in part by the Great Northern Railway.  It is 125 feet high and 164 steps to the top.  Once you reach the top there is an observation deck that circles the tower and as I said the views are amazing.  This is already one of our favorite places along the ocean and the Columbia River, and this little day trip seals the deal!

 
 



 

This little excursion was awesome, and we will visit it again when we are back, which is usually an annual thing.




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