Here is the reason:
amo-joe Our middle daughter, Amoreena and her beau of many years Joe, are getting married on Mt. Rainier. A wonderful occasion and a beautiful bride.

We don’t vacation – we work – we practice – we gig – we work… Since we are taking the trip anyway, we decided to drive. We are going to take a little time for ourselves, enjoy the ride, play at some coffeehouses, take in some scenery, camp, busk and basically live like gypsies on the way out to Seattle. I, for one, am excited and looking forward to some alone time with the love of my life…. But I promise Amoreena, we’ll be all cleaned up and respectable parents to send you off to the next phase of your life, marriage.

BUT, until then — I’m not wearing shoes!!!
Love you to pieces!!!