Jake and co. Truck through Montana and Wyoming
We are excited to welcome Jake Walden, a multi-talented singer/songwriter (who happens to be gay) from Northern California as a guest blogger. Jake is sending us dispatches from the 20-city Rock the Folk OUT tour, that he is part of along with artists Stewart Lewis and Tom Goss. This is his third post. Click here to read about his adventures in Las Vegas. And click here for Boulder.
There was a time when people would jump in the family station wagon and just drive. There was a time when movies and TV and the Internet didn't make us feel as if we had seen and experienced everything already. CGI and virtual reality: No thank you! Being wedged into that station wagon (you can take your Beemer or Jeep, if you want) with memories of your annoying sister by your side and someone always having to pee, and no one minding because the side of the road is like walking into a painting, only 360 degrees, with texture and storied detail.
Again, they say that it is never the destination that matters but the journey, and the gift of travel may not be held in the itinerary, but in the random moments shared between friends or a loved one, between your heart and the beauty of nature you never even thought possible. Getting out of the city, opening your mind and smile to every stranger you meet You just never know what you will find.
And people, people are good and interesting, and different than you. This is my favorite video, so take a quick watch.
I know you will be grinning ear to ear with a warm fuzzy feeling at the end of it, and that you will be begging to go meet Brooke and Thor (above right) out in the mountains of Missoula, Montana for some homemade cooking and two of the best people, with the cutest cabin you will ever know. I believe that the strangest of the strangers is the one I want to meet. Go to Montana, to Wyoming.
Jake Walden is on tour with Rock the Folk Out, sponsored by the parent company of this website. He'll be submitting updates from his trip. Keep checking back here.