Wa_ava_map After a grueling four day trip from West Texas to our new home in Washington, we are finally starting to get settled in. It definitely feels good to not be spending my days driving across the country in a moving van or loading and unloading boxes into said moving van. It's hard to say whether the hard part is over, or just beginning. Now I get to hit the job search market full-time, which will be a somewhat longer term project than the initial move was.

I may not know where I will be working in six months, but I have made one decision about what I will be doing on the blog over that time. I have decided that I want to do an educational tour of my new home state, learning more about the different areas of the state, and the wines that are being produced here. I plan to go visit as many wineries, wine industry people, and wine writers around the state as possible. I want to learn as much as I can about Washington wine, and I'm excited to share the experience with all of you.

I'm calling this new endevour the Washington: Getting to Know You Tour. I'm looking for volunteers and recommendations for interview subjects for my new project. My plan is to do video interviews with key Washington wine people and with wineries around the state, as well as write some Washington themed posts. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, contact Ben here. I'm really excitied about this opportunity to get to know the Washington wine world, and to let all of you learn with me.