We found a different section of the Fanno Creek Trail, closer to my new house, that we can access from a Starbucks (this is a very important criterion for our walking location!) in a business park area. We discovered that just behind the office buildings where you access the trail, there is a large pond and wetland area that is very beautiful.
Beth's foot was hurting, so we headed back for our coffee and came upon this charming little cottage just at the edge of the office park.
Fanno Farmhouse, the first house built by European/American settlers in Washington County in 1859. It is now owned by the Parks and Recreation Department and can be rented for meetings or events. There is a lovely gazebo in the back—perfect for weddings.
So our walk included both nature appreciation and local history. Walking is so great. I have driven through this area a gagillion times and never knew about either the pond or the Fanno Farmhouse. Who knows what we'll find once Beth's foot is back to normal.Another crow