On the 21st Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip the Ruiz clan went to the home where “The Goonies” was filmed and then did the ultimate volcano sight seeing by going airborne over the majestic Mount St. Helens in Washington.
ASTORIA HOME TO ‘THE GOONIES’
We began the day with a quick visit to Astoria, Oregon, a picturesque seaside town near the Oregon-Washington state border where a number of films have been shot including “Kindergarten Cop”, “Short Circuit” and most notably the 80’s classic “The Goonies”. The white “Goonies” house looks considerably smaller than it appears in the movie and overlooks Astoria’s seaport from a high, distant viewpoint. To see the house you have to park about 100 yards down from a hilly parking entrance that denotes its existence.
This wonderful bridge marks the border between Oregon and Washington. It was built by the engineer who created the Golden Gate Bridge.
As remote as it was to find the Goonies house we were surprised to learn that we were just one of four other families that were also there at the same time getting their photos taken in front of the famous house. Poor neighbors. The only consolation they have is that their homes have to be worth more because they’re next door to the Goonies. (more…)