March 11, 2017
Walla Walla, Washington
It's been a great two weeks out here in the Pacific Northwest. Even though it's rained and/or snowed almost every day, it's still beautiful.
I started out in Seattle talking with school counselors from Washington state about the Beads on One String program and how it can help kids understand the negative effects of bullying and the positive effects of realizing our connectedness in the world. The counselors were very receptive and I'm hopeful Beads on One String will be spreading through Washington this next year.
I also did a series of amazing concerts in Oregon. I've been touring out here since my career was launched way back in the dark ages when my first rig was a horse and buggy. "Lewis and Clark" was my opening act. At least that's what my young nieces and nephews seem to think...
After leaving Oregon, I made a stop at Multnomah Falls, one of my favorite places to visit anywhere. It still looks the same as it did during my first visit to Oregon when my Mom and I came out here on the Greyhound bus when I was 14 years old. No kidding! That was a great trip.
And I have stories of Walla Walla, too, where I'm staying tonight. Two buddies and I took off the day after high school graduation for a month long trek of the west and spent a crazy night in Walla Walla. I'll save those remembrances for later. Tomorrow I'm heading to Bozeman, Montana and hoping for good weather as I cross over Lolo Pass.