I have not climbed the Astor Column for a few years and not since they replaced the staircase. It is a lulu. When I was a kid I was (am) afraid of heights so the first time I braved climbing it I was so proud I did it several times. Talk about jello legs!
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current weight: 211.2
Fitness Minutes: (3,053) Posts: 1,309 10/1/10 1:39 A
Hello everyone.... Today was something else..we are in Astoria, Oregon now, so thought we would see the city.This included what they call the Astoria Column....a huge monument to commemerate Lewis & Clarks travels here to the Columbia River area. Like a dummy I thought I would give it the old college try to climb the spiral stairway (164 steps) to the top...I made it, but the rest of the day my thighs felt like jello!! It was worth the pain though, as the view across the Columbis and the city were breathtaking. Think I will rest up tomorrow!!
Good luck Festive Belles
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (23,361) Posts: 5,849 9/30/10 8:14 P
I've had a yen for Mexican food and there's a new restaurant in town I've heard good things about but we've been eating out too much lately so that will have to wait.
This morning I walked with a friend for an hour, came home and then walked with my family for another couple of hours. So now I am having a well deserved sit back in my chair. One great thing about keeping up with the walking is I did not haven't been having any lower back pain like I used to. The breeze coming off the river made it refreshing.
DS#2 picked some beets yesterday so I picked more and I'm cooking them to go with dinner.
Ann, you will be surprised to know it is 76 this evening. Wish it could have done that when you were in this area.
A small market in the next town over has a fall cased goods sale. I picked up various kinds of beans, tomatoes & sauce, etc. to have on hand. Do any of your grocers have the case goods sales?
Hello, it's me again. I shall try again as I hit something and away went my post.
Patty, if you like the top with the low cleavage, just wear a shell under it. Also will keep you warmer in the winter. Your DH must be feeling pretty good it he went to town by himself.
Cindy, good to have a DD help you Ch. shop for the grands. I never know what the latest in technical toys our GS would like. DD (aunt) is a big help. I'm at the stage where most of the time I just write checks.
Jan, congrats on the weight loss. That lady has done a great job and we all know how hard she must have worked to get that much weight off. Don't they grind up oyster shells and use in cement? Seems I've seen walkways with bits of shell in them.
Last night we ate at a Mexican restaurant up the block. Lots of cars there early so we thought it would be good. It was. We each brought home 1/2 our dinner for supper tonight. Mine was a spinach and mushroom enchillada. They really were busy and service was slow but worth it.
Today we left in the car in the early afternoon to drive up the coast line in the little towns here. Got to the end of the beachy area and continued in the woods. Pretty soon we came to Port San Luis. Lovely beach, long pier out on the water and boats anchored in the bay. Looked like a fishing area. As we came back to Pismo Beach area we drove up and down the roads to and from the beach. Many were dead end at the cliffs. Some lovely houses, some for sale and many with not an inch of back yard or side yard they were so close. Darn if the fog didn't start to roll in. It was just about 1:30 p.m. Now at 4:30 the fog is still here but one would beable to see to drive. I can see out the camping area into the housing surrounding the Elks lodge.
DH went to take a walk. This morning he said he walked on the beach. Last night he tried to get a picture of the sun set but the sun was going down very fast. There were people riding horses along the water edge. We shall move on southerly tomorrow. Should be home on Sunday.
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