First of all, can I just tell you how much I big puffy heart the Pacific Northwest? Our time in Washington & Oregon has been full of presenting and playing and almost immediately, I said to Justin, “we need to move back to the PNW one of these days.” From the moss-covered hemlock and douglas fir forests to the lofty mountains to its gorgeous coastline, I love everything about it.
So back to a recap. These past 2 weeks leading up to Memorial Day weekend have been jam-packed. As I mentioned, we picked up the Superfeet van and are now traveling in style (I promise to blog about it soon!). We’ve only had 5 events in Washington and Oregon, but lots of climbing mountains (see previous posts), visiting friends/family, a concert (U2!!!) and tons of meetings. Many of the tour’s sponsors are based in the PNW, so it was fun to have some face time one-on-one.
The tour events have been fantastic! We are now 11 events in, making us 1/3 of the way through. One of the coolest things is that we’ve had friends/family come out for all 11 presentations, except for one (Tucson)! Just goes to show how many people we know around the country and how supportive they all are.
If I had to highlight a few events from the PNW, I would say Seattle & Eugene, OR. Seattle is always a biggie being a flagship REI and we were not disappointed in the turnout.
Ugh to California traffic!! The rumors are true! Good luck with that!