We’ve been spending a lot of time in Oregon City lately, on account of it’s adorable and maybe the perfect place to live and maybe the place where we are actively searching for a home to purchase (realistically, likely way off into the future). A couple weekends ago, we went to Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1854, making it one of the oldest cemeteries in the West. It was lovely, a place I could imagine recreating my days in Kansas that I’d spend having lunch in my car in Prairie City Cemetery, alongside some friendly cows. Last weekend, as we were leaving an open house, we noticed a sign for Canemah Historic Pioneer Cemetery, founded in 1864. The sign said “key available” but the address/info line below was blank. We decided to walk the trail anyway, and it was gorgeous. It reminded us so much of Kansas and we are pretty much sold on the place (Oregon City, not the cemetery. I mean, living in the cemetery would be cool, but living in a place where we could do that walk every day would also be cool. If we’re dreaming, we’d be the ~key holders~ to the cemetery). I did snap a picture of the cemetery through the fence. I can’t wait to go back and go inside someday.
Afterwards, because we hadn’t been to the coast in a while, we had lunch in Manzanita and walked around at Hug Point. We found a dead barred owl on the beach! An interesting find. The coast was so perfect that day. Nat and I are definitely fall/winter ocean people.