|You know what’s coming … “I’m on a BOAT!” well…sortof….|
Ahoy, from Astoria, Oregon! Today Carolyn and I spent a lovely afternoon strolling around this quaint little seaside town, touring the stunning Flavel mansion, and finding treasures at the many antique stores.
|I love a little plein air painting – this is my watercolor of the incredible Flavel House|
We didn’t dress in costume for going on shore, but tonight we’ll be in vintage formal attire for dinner and the evening shows – Carolyn found a gorgeous teal 1940s gown, and I’ll be wearing my salmon colored New Look find from Haight & Ahsbury, a couple days back.
Yesterday was a “sea day,” with the entire day spent sailing up the Oregon coast in some pretty rough waters. I was stuffin’ down dramamine and saltine crackers all day, but Carolyn was fine, and we gave a presentation on the history of the town of Astoria, founded in 1811. I talked a little about the fashions of the time.
|Carolyn and me in our Regency attire. Later that night I danced the Funky Chicken in this. No really.|
We’re off to Victoria and Vancouver next. We unfortunately don’t get to spend any time in Vancouver, just catch the plane back to Reno, but I can’t *wait* to see Victoria, the Empress Hotel, and Buchart Gardens.
LaurenMay 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM
You were so close to us 😀 I love the Flavel house!!!
DebiMay 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM
hahahahaha..I LOVE that first picture!!! brilliant! Astoria is one of my favourite towns…I'm hoping to go back sometime in the autumn as it's been ages since I was there!
KittyKattMay 14, 2012 at 1:12 AM
I always manage to just drive through Astoria and never stop, except for gas. I'll have to reconsider my wanton ways after reading your wonderful travelogue! Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!