I've been looking for a new place to live. So far nothing beats Chico, CA. The next stop on the investigative tour is Corvallis, OR, home to
Oregon State University,
a City Aquatic Center,
a full-service public library,
a multi-screen, good movie theater,
a yarn store,
a Wed./Sat. farmers' market,
better air and weather than Chico,
and reasonably priced housing.
Politically, it appears to be a liberal pocket in the agricultural Willamette Valley of Oregon.
It doesn't have a Costco or a Trader Joe's, which is good or bad, depending on how you look at it. I would miss Trader Joe's, but there is one in Eugene an hour (+/-) south of Corvallis. The nearest Costco is only about 10 miles away in Albany.
So, a looking we will go. See y'all in a bit.