I've gained a travelling companion: my boyfriend, Tom, is going to go touring with me and playing bass.

We'll be on the road about half the time, so when we are not out in the world--in cities--we want to be in the country, around our best friends and family. The river in Nevada City awaits and we've been missing our roots.

Portland has been such a lovely home, and will never be a stranger. It is just a good bye for now, a very very friendly one.
Photo: Alela Diane at Parkrose Middle School.