Thursday, July 24, 2008

Astoria Trip

We took a long weekend trip down to Astoria, Nate's hometown for a mini-family reunion. We had such a great time seeing family. Thank you Jeff, Anneke, Kelly, Lisa and David for making the trip over from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! Hopefully next year, we can have our reunion out there. Here are some pictures of our trip (along with some Astoria history)...

The Astoria Column is a known symbol for the Northwest. It was built in 1926 and stands 125 feet tall, 600 feet above sea level. I have yet to walk up it (Nathan doesn't care for heights) but there is 164 steps to the top!

View of the Astoria-Megler Bridge that connects Oregon and Washington

View from the column showing the bridge and the mouth of the Columbia River

View from Nathan's dad's back porch

Youngs River Waterfall

Here is what is left of the Peter Iredale Ship! The ship was driven ashore in 1906, after waiting several weeks to tow the ship out, the ship became embedded in the sand.

This was Jacob's first trip to the beach!

Feeling sand for the first time

Okay, he's done feeling sand for the first time...

Nathan, David, and Jacob out on the jetty (yes, I was freaking out)!

Our friends Laurel and James came over to the hotel to visit us while Maggie and the girls were there! The girls are getting so big and are so cute and cuddly!



Getting ready to head down to the Sunday Market

Jacob crashed in his stroller - a woman at the market said to her husband, "oh, look at that, he's so cute sleeping there!" It took me a second to realize she was talking about Jake, Nate and I had no idea Jacob had fallen asleep, he usually is too interested in his surroundings and refuses to take naps. It was adorable!

Jacob LOVES to grab people's glasses and the little guy is QUICK! Nate decided to hand them over one evening, we thought he looked so cute!

Let me out of here!

Our buddy JP came over this morning for a few hours, Jacob had a blast! They played with toys and read books and Jacob have JP lots of hugs