There and Back Again

I’m feeling like Bilbo Baggins, home from the road, feeling tired but satisfied, glad to get back into life in our shire. We had a most wonderful roadtrip/book tour. Here’s a shot from Bookpeople’s window in Moscow, ID.

My sister and her daughter, Amaya, came with me and Frannie for the ride up to Seattle, then over to Idaho and down through Nevada. We had so many hilarious and awful things happen, it’s hard to remember everything. The first night in the tent, Frannie projectile vomited everywhere; at one Seattle reading only 3 people showed up (and I knew two of them–hi Joan and Kate!); one night the kids ate ice cream sandwiches for dinner. Riana was the best co-pilot ever, she dutifully climbed in the back to fill up Franster’s milk jar and kept the kids entertained while I drove. Amaya and Frannie were best cousins, immediately squabbling followed by hugging. Thanks to everyone we met, old friends we got to see again, meals cooked in our honor, and for all those beds we crashed on–couldn’t have done it without you!

I didn’t blog from the road, but my sister did at her flickr site.

Stay tuned for events and happenings in September, when Gone Feral will rise again.

8 responses to “There and Back Again

  1. Yvonne Watson

    Hello, I must say, the photos on Flickr are an amazing tag-a-long journey of your travel. Thanks for no projectile images!!! The food, the activities, all looked like great fun. Keep on what you’re doing, it’s great!!

  2. Ditto… loved Rianna’s photos 🙂 And ‘Gone Feral’… posted an Amazon 5 stars 🙂 (Yes, it was a long wait!…. got the next one in mind yet?)

  3. I’m looking forward to reading your latest book. I read the description and I’m already a little leaky around the eyes.

  4. elliaglassing

    How awesome that there’s another book! I’m reading Farm City now and can’t tell you how much I love it:) Would love to drive up with my kids to see your farm someday…thank you for reminding us about our roots, to the soil, to livestock, to the give and take of living…and for your humor! You seriously rock woman!

  5. I loved Gone Feral! I loved Farm City too. Can’t wait for the next one.
    You do seriously rock! Your sister too.

  6. So very disappointed that I was behind the eight ball, as per usual, and only just finished Farm City and realized you had a blog as well. I loved Farm City and can’t wait to add rabbits and bees to the suburban homesteading plan going into full swing this year. I was on the fence about those things, but now the garden and chickens will have good company. If I had known about your reading, you would have had more people in Seattle. Can’t wait to read Gone Feral. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  7. Delores (Dee) Cook

    Loved your book, I have a similar history. Only I waited too long to connect with my Dad. And you have my mother’s name, Novella. Hope you make it to Raleigh, NC to promote your book.

  8. ghosttownfarm

    Dee: Oh, i’d love to meet you. that’s so cool your mom is named Novella!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s