Sunday was my daughter’s birthday so we headed down to the beach to celebrate the day. On the way there, we stopped in Astoria, OR, to do a little birthday shopping. Astoria has a great Sunday farmers market that spans about 6 city blocks. Besides the usual kettle corn and trinket stands, there are seafood purveyors with the early morning catch for sale, and just about everything in between. Diane and I really like this little town, so much in fact that we have placed it on our list of potential retirement places. There is a great sense of community here, and most importantly to me, a place to go fishing is only a short distance away.
After spending a good amount of time in Astoria, we crossed the bridge over the Columbia River and headed down to Cape Disappointment. We fished a little for sand perch, played with Abby in the sand, and had a most wonderful day.