Greetings, readers! I am writing to you from the great state of Portland, which is apparently in a country called Oregon? Geography was never my strong suit. I will be sharing tales of our adventures in the coming days and weeks, but right now I just want to thank Blogher for sponsoring the west coast portion of our tour. Truly, we could not have done it without them. We're heading out to read the Powell's in Beaverton. I can't say "Beaverton" without snickering. I have the mind of a 12-year-old.