|Trying to outrun the rain, we headed for Astoria. We had never|
had the chance to check out the Flavel mansion, so
today was the day!
"As one of the best preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest, the Flavel House survives today as a landmark of local and national significance. The house was built in 1884-85, for Captain George Flavel and his family. The Captain, who made his fortune through his occupation as a river bar pilot and through real estate investments, built the Flavel House as his retirement home at the age of 62. The Flavel House has been restored to accurately portray the elegance of the Victorian period and the history of the Flavel family." ~Flavel House Museum
(Oh, and it is pronounced Flaw-vell, with the emphasis on the last syllable.)
|in the music room/front parlor|
|portrait of George Flavel in the music room|
|butler pantry off the dining room|
|in the kitchen|
|yes, that is the tub. Comfy, huh?|
|loved all the coal fireplaces that were constructed|
with rich and varied hardwoods - beautiful!
|closet of one of the grown daughters|
|painting of the Columbia for Capt Flavel|
please note Mt. St. Helens in the background...look closely
After all that history, we were hungry. We set off to find a place that we had eaten nearly 4 years ago...it was still just as good!
|off to the Rogue Public House for|
a wonderful lunch...
Ducking around the back of the pier gave us some fabulous views of the river...
|how 'bout those photo-bombers?|
|vintage cannery photo - looks fun, eh? NOT!|
|Fall in Astoria|