Welcome to my blog, where I share my thoughts on food, travel, pop culture...just about anything. As for the blog name, it's a Seinfeld reference. If you don't get it, then this is probably not the blog for you.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

You Goonie!

I recently took a trip to Portland, OR and decided to take a day to drive up the coast to visit Astoria...home of many wonderful films including one of my favorites:

What a wonderful town!  I drove down the hilly streets and headed for the water.

Astoria is located near the mouth of the Columbia River and was a hub for the fishing and lumber industries.  It's also home to some other great films including:
Free Willy, Short Circuit, Into the Wild, Overboard, Kindergarten Cop, The Ring

One of my first priorities after getting my bearings was to find the
Goonie House.
It didn't take long, but it's not easy to get to, due to the long, gravel PRIVATE drive.  Since I didn't want to be one of THOSE people (you know, the ones who scale over fences and trespass on private property), I drove to the bottom of the hill and took a (kinda fuzzy) pic:


I couldn't stay long, so it was over the Astoria Bridge and into Washington from there.
This bridge is just over 4 miles long!

It was a wonderful, albeit short, visit.  I hope to get back someday soon!
I leave you with one of my favorite Goonie Quotes:
"Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here. That's all over the second we ride up Troy's bucket."


kaitlin said...

I still haven't seen Goonies. I sort of feel like at this point why bother. :)

JEN said...

Kaitlin - you must see it! It's a classic!

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