|Book and Game Company|
This past weekend I went to Walla Walla, Washington for a book signing event at the Book and Game Company. I really enjoy getting to do small events like this. I have a chance to talk to new fans of the book and also a chance to talk with their parents too. I was told by residents that Walla Walla was once voted "Friendliest town in the West" and well, after my most recent visit, I'd have to say they are very friendly in Walla Walla. I had timing on my side, as there was the 3rd Annual Coyote Kings Invitational Guitar Festival going on in town. Those bluesy folks know how to throw a party! There was music and dancing all around town during the day and night.
|Sisters Turned to Stone|
Besides actually being in Walla Wall, the best part about any trip there from Portland is the drive. As the author of a graphic novel about the Missoula Floods, I never get tired of driving around Flood Country. I have to admit that I do as much stopping as driving on these trips. The above photograph is from the Missoula Flood carved "Cayuse Sisters" that were turned to stone by Coyote. The hike is a short one, but the Sisters are certainly worth seeing and they are best scene from the trail.
I took my time on the way home, driving Highway from the the eastern end of the state to Hood River. I saw a Golden Eagle, heard mating frogs making a ruckus, found a magpie feather, and stopped to photograph the early spring fruit blooms at an orchard.
Thank you Walla Walla! I had a blast and I hope to return again soon!