He called yesterday to let me know that he and Jen were all snug in their room in Morro Bay and to give him a call when I was free.
But we had rehearsal. So I called and took them to the San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market. From there I could get to rehearsal at the Mission quickly.
The Farmer's Market is really a street party on SLO time. Food everywhere. Music on the side streets. All the stores are open and the vendors sell everything from soup to nuts (not an exaggeration!) And people meandering. Just strolling. Enjoying the sights and smells.
They loved it.
And the whole time we talked about Dan.
We talked about how rough this week has been.
We talked about their visit to Harloe Street where we had scattered some of Dan. (we laugh about Dan's "parts")
We stopped so I could grab a sandwich before rehearsal.
We talked and laughed.
We agreed to have them come by today and, when they did, I took them up to a place in North County that I knew they would love. And they did.
Quiet, secluded, away from everyone and everything. We climbed a hill and viewed hills and valleys all around us. And we spoke of how Dan would have loved this space. This place of solitude.
Smitty and Jen will be at our concert tomorrow. They will be Dan's ears.