So we are excited about moving back to Portland. We love Portland.
But we also love Astoria, and it is bittersweet to wrap up our lives here. Every time I drove back to Astoria after being away, I would take a deep breath, gaze over the ships in the river, the hills of Washington, the Astoria-Megler Bridge, and thank my lucky stars to live in such a beautiful place.
My first road trip in Oregon included a stop in Astoria, an outing with the man who was to become my eventual husband. We visited many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many times after that. We got married at the Astoria Column in 2010. About a year ago, we decided to quit our jobs and move to Astoria. We spent the year exploring the north coast, drinking good beer, making new friends, and also, making some babies.
I can tell you, a year does not feel like a long time. We will miss this place. We will certainly be back, in one way or another.
Thank you, Astoria.