This guest post is from our good friend Amy Soderlind!
6am. Thursday morning. May 23rd. We loaded our trusty 76′ VW Bus, a champion of all steads…. a determined lil engine that could. That would. That did… 1600 miles worth.
First 5 minutes on the road the rear view mirror shattered. Hours later we sat in silence (along with the Redwoods) as a new born Elk took its first steps.
Coincidence? Perhaps. Meaning for the trip? Surely.
Forward, onward, upward. Winding through Vineyards, Redwoods, Oaks and Pacific Northwest Cliff lines…. Peace and Ease is an understatement.. but its as close I can get to describing the energy flowing through our twists and turns. We were all totally at ease. Silent for sometimes hours on end, tapping our feet and hands to the sounds we would soon hear live.
While it took us 22 hours each way (topping off at 55 mph max)… Sasquatch, my dear new friend… you were WELL worth it.
Set in the Gorge Ampitheatre of Washington… I have never witnessed such pure beauty in one place. The people, the environment, the music. My senses were elated, happily overwhelmed with all things good and groovy.
Hands down, the most beautiful and honest festival I’ve ever been to. Those of you that already know and love it…. thank you for keeping it real.
Chatting with ZZ Ward and her pup.
Photos & Post by Amy Soderlind.