10 Photos From Memorial Day: Astoria, Seaside, and Portland

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Jul 24, 2012
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

It’s grey in Seattle. And chilly. I’m sitting here in my office, contemplating grabbing a sweater.

For the record, I’m already wearing jeans and a t-shirt. But it’s in the high sixties in here, and I have goosebumps. It’s out of sheer stubbornness that I don’t grab a cardigan, because it is July, and that sort of thing is just not acceptable for this time of year.

Indeed, it hasn’t been the most summery of summers.

Supposedly Memorial Day weekend was nice, but Rand and I weren’t here for that. Instead, we popped down to Oregon, and spent that weekend in Portland and Astoria, where it was – you guessed it – chilly and grey.

But I don’t need the sun to have fun. These pictures are proof of that.

They are also proof that my husband in the cutest thing in the world. As though there was any doubt.


  1. Driving to Astoria (road near Longview, WA).

    Fact: there is sunshine right up until you get too close to Astoria.


  2. Old wooden pillars in the harbor, Astoria.
    Astoria Harbor

    Notice the aforementioned grey skies.

  3. Flower bouquets, Astoria Sunday Market.

    Let’s ignore the fact that these flowers managed to grow in a state devoid of sunshine and instead focus on the fact that they’re only $3.

  4. Rand the Explorer, walking the boardwalk in Seaside, OR.

    CUTEST. THING. EVER. Just like I said he was.

  5. Old bottles, Phog Bounders Antique Mall, Astoria.

    You know it’s going to be a good night when your drink options include Alka-Time, Shetek, and something with a huge potato and the word ‘IDAHO’ printed across it.

  6. Roasted lamb platter, Drina Daisy Restaurant, Astoria.

  7. “Mattress Bargains” window display, Astoria.

    I applaud their enthusiasm and use of pink toy ponies, but WHITHER THE MATTRESSES?


  8. Rand being frigging adorable, Portland.

    Our friend’s two-year-old was waving to him from the loft inside the restaurant. He replied in kind.


  9. View from the rooftop deck of the Hotel Elliott, Astoria.


  10.  Obligatory kissing photo, on the road to Astoria, OR.

    Obligatory nauseatingly cute caption: it was grey and rainy right up until he kissed me.

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