Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Kindness of Strangers (Pacific NW continued...)
October flew by as we traveled around and enjoyed Washington and Oregon then headed home by plane and by car. We were reminded once again at the amazing joys that come from doing what we do. Granted it isn't always easy being away from home so much but the experiences are one of a kind. Pete says we get to see the best in people, the generosity and warmth of a community, every time we play. Every time we say yes to something (like staying with a family who just days before were strangers to us) we open ourselves to their generosity and care and good company. Thanks to all our hosts (old and new friends) and for all the meals, the clean beds and the extra special care. We loved Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood, Bainbridge Island's quiet charm, Portland's fun audience (and our favorite new market New Seasons!), and the packed house tucked in amidst the tree farm in Chehalis. We have come back to Wyoming with lots of pictures and memories and a bellies full of apples. Most of all the beautiful feeling that comes from being on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers. Here we are in Washngton with our friends, Liz and Ryan.