Yesterday I went into Astoria, and went to the new Walgreens, it is nice, and I have a feeling it is going to majorly complete with Rite Aid, so we will see if either beats out the other. Fred Meyer has their new gas station in over there in Warrenton and is going to compete heavily with the Costco gas station, the prices were the same at 3.03 per gallon.
I also wanted to mention that at Complete Photographer when I went in last week, I noticed they sell old photos of the area, and will matte and frame them right there. So for a nice souviner go take a look.
Today I headed into Portland for a Dr visit, and stopped at Trader Joe's. It was my first time visiting there, I usually stop at New Seasons. If no one knows what these are (stay away... Just kidding!), they are organic (primarily) grocery stores). I picked up a new brand of beer for DH, and some Italian Pinto Gris for me. Also found so unique foods that I hadn't seen before. It was a nice little store, but very narrow main Aisles, but everyone was really laid back. Along with the narrow Aisles are the narrow parking places, on a parking lot at a slant. I rescued my car before it hit an oncoming car as I was unloading. And I thought I had secured it pretty well after about 5 minutes of figuring how to position the cart.. LOL. Anyway it is smaller than New Seasons and doesn't have a deli or bakery or meat counter, but it is a nice little place, with it's own brands. Does anyone else visit these Organic Grocers? Are there others I am unaware of?
Dh took the boys to Gnat Creek Campground, it is a perfect out of the way place, on HWY 30 and easy for an overnighter for us. If East of Astoria, stop for a picnic, or check out the little fish hatchery a little was East of the Campground. There is another fish hatchery in Knappa that is called Big Creek Fish Hatchery and it is awsome to see the salmon coming into.
That's it for my adventure into the "BIG CITY of Roses" for today, I only got turned around a few times, but made my Dr's apt on time, and hopefully will have good results from his diagnosis.
1- Snow in the Cascades--- Spring Skiing anyone!
2- Seaside Road work on Wahanna Rd (Rd, needed to get to the Hospital so double check when you arrive if the construction is still in progress, so in an emergency you don't take the wrong way!)
3- Mt. St. Helens sent a 16,000-30,000 ft plume into the air yesterday after a 1.2 quake inside the Mt. So if visiting be aware, and call if concerned.
4- Balloons Over Bend- Watch or ride in Hot Air Balloons June 10th and 11th lift off is at 6:30am, and lots of other fun events, so if down in that area, Look UP!
Weather was wonderful yesterday, calm and sunny with a slight breeze. Today was nice afternoon in Portland was muggy and showers. Same here in Astoria but a bit cooler, though the early part of the day was nice.