I hope to turn in a longer entry, but a picture is worth a thousand words, correct?
We spent Saturday night at a beachfront cabin on the Oregon Coast in a small town called Netarts (nee-tarts). The cabin was an outrageous bargain – directly on the beach, with a complete kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, etcetera), and feturing miscellaneous amazing antiques, including what appeared to be a completely original turn-of-the-century floor lamp, a freestanding cabinet Victrola that included a selection of 78s (but sadly, did not play becasue the tone arm was stiff), and a basket full of stereopticon views, with stereopticon (among the views were several selections from the time of the United States’ 1898 invasion of Cuba, including views of American volunteers, President McKinley’s cabinet, soldiers writing home, a battleship in harbor, a sentimental series depicting the veteran’s return, and finally, the gravesite of the assassinated McKinley).
And topping it off, a fireplace. Damn!
However much the cabin amazed me – it felt as though we were staying in a friend’s house – the spectacular beach walks wowed me more. We’ll be returning, without a doubt.
And a few selections: