When we all get back on the bus, we will drive through town showing some of our amazing buildings and heritage. We will also point out some places such as the Goonies house, Kindergarten Cop grade school.
Our next stop is Pier 39 where we walk over the bridge greeted by Sea lions on a dock out in the water. This is a ½ hour stop, just enough time for everyone to choose a fresh cool beer, or have the tastiest coffee and homemade pastries, or to buy a heart lock and sign it and add it to the locks of love collection. We also walk through the Bumble Bee Tuna Museum, guiding our guest through history. On the Pier they have a fantastic vending machine where you can buy an Astoria post card and stamp and so many more random things. When we get back on the bus, we ask the group how they feel on time. If we have time, we have the group choose a few more stops such as:
Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort George brewery, or to stop at Josephson’s Smoke House where the owner greets the guest with a handshake and the best clam chowder that only cost $5.00!