I have the opportunity to travel the state for my “real” job. I spend about 1 week a month away from home. This allows for a little exploration after the 8-5 day. I get to see towns and scenery that most people wouldn’t think to visit unless they were on the way to somewhere else. This month, I spent a week amongst the green, rolling Palouse. It was gorgeous. Every time I turned a corner, I lost my breath with the contrasting waves of color. There were charming little towns, old farm houses (swoon), and more empty roads than I’ve seen in a while. The southeast corner of Washington makes you feel like you are in the middle of America filled with prairie land and hometown pride.