Thank you Boise, Twin Falls

I’m not afraid of much, but I was completely terrified to get in the car 6 days after a serious accident and drive (well, be driven) to Idaho. But thanks to the kindness of many in Boise and Twin Falls, and Kristin, my assistant who has been a phenomenal support and basically did all the work and the driving, it was a wonderful trip.

Here are Ryan, Amanda, and Kala, GSG readers who organized both events. We visited the spectacular Shoshone Falls after the second event and dinner on the town. And my littlest helper, Bella, I’m so thankful for you all.

This is Rio. He unflinchingly ate gobs of raw greens to show how long it takes to chew up what goes down easy in a quart of green smoothie. Then he gave me a giant hug (my own fault! I chose a guy whose t-shirt said “FREE HUGS!”) to a chorus, of “Oooh, careful!” from the audience. It’s okay, I’ll recover, with a coupla years of chiropractic care.

Kristin, the former opera singer, busted out singing, “His name is Rio and he dances on the sand! Oh Rio, Rio, dance across the Rio Grande!”

He said, “I’ve heard that before.”

We stayed with Kristin’s parents in the town of Burley where she grew up, in their house surrounded by a hundred acres of potatoes. So idyllic for this girl raised just off the Beltway in the big city of Washington D.C. The only bad part was that I wanted so badly to go for a run down that miles-long Road-to-Nowhere.

Anyway, loved chatting with 250 of you in Boise and 80 in Twin Falls. We’ll have a couple of videos with those who attended the class and had a great story, really soon! I hope you find yourself in this photo if you were there, and thanks for your patience with my scaled-back energy. I’m getting better and hope to be my usual hyperactive self in MESA soon! T minus 10!