Second word: busking!
Simon’s plan had been to busk in the park most of the day. But we woke up to grey skies and drizzle and thought, “maybe not.” After all, you need people in order to busk and people tend to not stroll in the park in the rain. Instead, we headed up to the farmer’s market. And there it was: an open mic stage!
Simon turned around and headed back to the SIGmobile to get his guitar. Less than an hour later he was playing up on the stage. And he was fabulous!
Simon said afterwards that he did a whole bunch of things wrong. I couldn’t hear or see it and neither could the crowd. They loved him and in 45 minutes, he got almost $30 tossed into his guitar case.
The sun also came out (yay!) and – bonus – it was a great market. I got fresh baked sourdough bread and all sorts of organic greens for dinner tonight.
So – back home for lunch and then Simon headed into the park. He didn’t make a lot of cash there, but he played beautifully and attracted a whole bunch of attention, including from a sound guy at a local club who wanted him to come up and play later in the day.
So – all the news is good.
Tomorrow we hike Mount Troubridge, the highest point on the SCT.
But today was great. We ended a stellar afternoon with a gorgeous walk on the local trails. This whole adventure is feeling better and better all the time. I think I’m beginning to slip into the rhythm or groove of it. Fine weather helps a lot. But still – it seems to be coming together.