Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Goonies

Hey, you guys! Last night, I introduced my two youngest kids to The Goonies. I'm not sure they knew what to think when I suggested we watch it (free on the Xbox360 via Amazon Prime) but Finn was a trooper and took his spot. Rose said she would pass (then after she got a glimpse of the movie and sat next to me to watch the entire thing.)

They loved it. I knew they would! What kid wouldn't?

I've been thinking about The Goonies a lot lately. In my upcoming November release, A Little Bit of Holiday Magic, I mention the movie. Astoria, the film's setting, is where the heroine is heading when she winds up stuck in Hood Hamlet on Mount Hood.

Astoria is an easy day trip from where we live. I think we might have to take a road trip this summer and do a little Goonies sightseeing. With the magic of the Internet (i.e. Google) it's easy to figure out where you need to go. Here is a list of the movie locations in Astoria. And this is blog by someone who did a tour of some of the sites. Sounds fun, don't you think?

For all things Goonies, check out the Goonies website. I also found fun this article that has 10 Things You Might Not Know About The Goonies. And just in case you forgot what The Goonies was about or have never seen it, check out the original trailer from the film made back in 1985.

Don't you think the trailer might be made a little differently today?

Hope you have a nice day and remember, Goonies never say die!