Sometimes it seems a little crazy to travel so far to play only a couple of shows. But at the end of the day I think that we all generally agree that the payoff overrides the monotony of the long journey there and back. This weekend was no exception. It was a fifteen-hour drive each way but it came and went like most days eventually do.
Friday we played a house concert/party at Kirk and Kerri’s amazing place overlooking the Snake River outside of Twin Falls. A GOOD time was had by all! Great people. Great situation. They even made us pancakes in the morning!
Then it was on to Pocatello for Riverfest. We’ve been there before and were excited to be coming back. Ecological preservation is a great cause for sure and we knew our Pocatello friends would be raring to go. The thunder and rain that threatened to derail things passed over, the sun came out and we all had a good time for a few hours. One friend who was conspicuously absent was a wonderful young lady and a longtime fan of the band who unfortunately lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. We miss you Ryleigh! A woman named Barb left a comment on our Facebook page that seems like a fitting way to wrap up this entry:
“It was very special that you remembered Ryleigh. Heart-warming to see her parents enjoying themselves. I looked to the sky and knew she was lovin’ it too!”