Today, for my Dad's Birthday, we headed south across the lengthy bridge at the mouth of the Columbia River and into Astoria. My uncle, Dad, Connie and I walked around town running a couple errands but mostly finding food and a tasty beverage or two. We managed to enjoy a beer at Astoria Brewing, albacore tuna fish 'n chips at the Bowpicker, had a Skype chat with my sister Toni in Scotland between spots, then another beer and fantastic food at Buoy Beer. Once home we were all treated to a great BBQ rib dinner and a game of Fill or Bust to wind things down.
Happy Birthday Dad!
I loved these canning trays and their shadows as a back drop -- crazy lines!
Inside Astoria Brewing
The wait for fish 'n chips on a beautiful Summer's day
Smiling because the end of the line nears
Skyping with Toni in Scotland from the streets of Astoria (amazing!)
My Dad loves his Scottish-transplant daughter
Oh, I feel it
Beer battered, deep fried cheese curds with zesty Spanish romesco dipping sauce
Cheers to the Birthday boy!
Pan fried Willapa Bay oysters, with jalapeņo jam, goat cheese pearl
The water below through the [thankfully] sturdy glass floor
My Dad: The reluctant ham