Is Astoria The Coolest Small Town?
I was with a group of people the other night and some "cheer leader" reminded us that we all needed to vote often for Astoria to be elected the coolest small town is some magazine that no one ever reads. Immediately the majority of the people said "NEVER!"
Points were brought up (some by me) that this could over inflate real estate prices, they could feature the Safeway Hole, the abandoned storefronts, our fine transient population, lack of industry, the over abundance of minimum wage service jobs.
Do we really want "Budget Travelers" here? To me a budget traveler is someone with little or no money to spend and one who can live up to the local destiny, "Come on vacation, leave on probation." They can't be away from home long without access to a Walmart. Shoot, if they have an RV they can camp at Walmart when it comes to Warrenton. For those of you that think Warrenton, I mean Whoreinton is going to enforce their no camping code all a big box store has to do is flash some money and city council will roll over and spread their cheeks as always.