Thursday we had planned to go to the beach again as it was so quiet, gorgeous sandy beaches and we simply didn't want to drive anywhere today...however - the weatherman changed our minds. We woke up to heavy clouds, no sunshine in sight so we decided to head up to Astoria. Ed had mentioned the night before that he might want to take me there to the job corps center so when it was too cool to enjoy the out of doors I hopped in the truck with him no realizing that it would take us 11 hours to get back AND I would be in and out of the truck all day - no sweater or jacket!! I did wear my walking shoes thank heavens. We didn't even stop at the job corps. I think Ed realized they wouldn't know who he was anymore!!
The drive was green and beautiful as all of Washington has been so far.
To finish off the day we drove back to Astoria and drove to the top of the town to the Astoria Column. From the column you have the most fantastic views in 360 degrees. It was built in the 20's ..you go inside the small door you see on the right side of the white square...and then proceed upwards -150 steps to the top. I was worried about my knee but the stairs were deeper steps and it didn't hurt the knee but by the time I was half way up I was really feeling like I needed to hang on tight - I was NOT liking the heights! But I made it up and back down without falling down the stairs!!