Hey hey friendly friends,
We had a lovely emerald summer in Oregon, playing regional shows through June and July before taking almost all of August off. The beginning of September heralded the return of our fantastic Forest Park Music Festival in Portland. It was a great send-off for our fall tour across the United States!
We join our two intrepid do-wellers as they depart Iowa City for points in Minnesota and Wisconsin, meandering slowly up the Mississippi River Valley from one gorgeous setting to another.
Corn is in a bad way right now, folks.
Lacrosse, Wisconsin rests on a stretch of the mighty Mississippi that’s seen over 175 riverboat wrecks in the last two centuries. Lotta history in that silt, tell ya what.
A garden by the river. That white Egret’s looking dapper!
After Lacrosse we visited our friend Donna Buckbee at her Tarantula Arms Farm in Rushford, MN! This place…this place.
Next day saw us hop the river again, this time toward the quaint little village of Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
Jenn’s mom, Beverly Rawling, came all the way from Sheboygan to see us!
“My name is Chooch la Roo, and I approve of the following picture.”
After our show, we went to Perrot State Park, home to Trempealeau Mtn and many migratory birds of the great Mississippi flyway! We were joined by good friends Tiffany Ralston and Gabe Jewell for some adventurous times!
Recreational jogging, for example…
View from the bluffs.
Chooch knows a good sand stone etching when she sees it.
Put that in your pipe.
Meet us here next time for another episode of Home Is Where The Tour Takes Us…