Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Anniversary Trip to the Oregon Coast.

This past Weekend, my Hubby and I took off for a few days to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary in Astoria on the Oregon Coast. Astoria was named for John Jacob Aster who was a founding member of the Pacific Fur Company which established a trading post on the site that is now Astoria in the early 1800's. Astoria is located on the mouth of the Columbia River as it joins the Pacific Ocean. We haven't been to Astoria for a long time and it was just a really nice break and great fun to explore. We stayed at a relatively new Hotel, The Cannery Pier.

"The Cannery Pier Hotel is Astoria's newest luxury boutique hotel, built on the site of the former Union Fish Cannery 600 feet into the River" (from their Blurb :)

Front View of Hotel and the Astoria Bridge.

Cute Breakfast area.

I love the high ceilings and the balconies in their public spaces, nice and airy and open, there is lots of cozy seating around gas fireplaces and beautiful glass windows to view the river. (OK, so this is a night shot:)

The decor is very appealing, I love these metal fish. They also have done a great job with collages of old photos and easy reading history boards.

The Hotel is away from any other buildings and even though the Bridge looks close the traffic is so high up you do not hear it. I completely forgot to take a photo of our room which was really nice, so here is a link if you want to check them out :)

Just to give you a little perspective on the size of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which was built in 1966 and is 4.1 miles long, it runs from Astoria in Oregon across the Columbia River to Megler in Washington State. Just take a look at that boat in comparison to the bridge :)

And here is what I got to see from my balcony out over the water, these beautiful, majestic ships.

And I think this gives you a great perspective on how large these amazing ships can be.

We really had a great time :)

More photos to follow in future posts :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Teddy Started It said...

Sounds like a really nice weekend. Looks like you had some pleasant weather too. Happy Anniversary!

Jenni said...

Hey! You were out in my neck of the woods! I've always wondered what the inside of that new hotel looked like :) Looking forward to more of your pics posted :)

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures! I love the architecture of the hotel. Happy Anniversary!

French Revelation said...

Happy Anniversary. Looks like a lovely short break - beautiful hotel too.

mywifesstudio said...

Happy Anniversary!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lovely I am sooo jealous !! What a nice getaway !!! Great pictures too: )

OOC Editor said...

Hey Teresa,

Can we publish this post on our website?

cabin + cub said...

Hope you had a Happy Anniversary!
We visited Astoria last year... it was such a treat to see the sea lions... can't wait to go back! ;)

Erica said...

what fun! how beautiful! congratulations!

Sharon said...

Love going to the coast! You remind me that we haven't been to Astoria for a while. Good to know about the hotel.

Great photos!