A friend of mine moved from the KC area to Cottage Grove. Looks and sounds beautiful, with a mild climate. I find Kansas beautiful, but it is not a spectacular beauty. Few humans consider Kansas to have a mild climate, although perhaps there are other species who find it ideal. Oregon has too many liberals/progressives/Democrats for me. Once they get to around 51% of the voting population the laws you have to live under get worse and worse. Kansas is much better about this.