So, at the very start, we’ve hit Obstacle #1. Today we should be two days in to the tour, heading from Listowel to Neustadt. But, well, we’re still in Kitchener. We’ve had to re-arrange a bit. I managed to catch some sort of absolutely dreadful stomach bug that has flattened me for two weeks straight. I wound up in the hospital a few times, as I couldn’t eat, drink, or even sleep without getting sick. But after being so well looked after by the best friends I can imagine, I’m much better now! As of yesterday, I can even eat chocolate again (thank goodness). Ten days of fasting, however, has taken its toll, and my muscles are pretty weak. But we’re still going! We’re going to hitch a ride to Hanover tomorrow, and leave from there on the weekend as scheduled. That should give me enough time to get back on track, and we’ll only miss the first few places. On the plus side, Richard has been ‘training’ by biking to Guelph for music festivals, and trying out the trailer, so if I get tired, maybe he can just pull me along too. 🙂
Anyway! Delay aside, we’re excited and ready to go. Picked up a last few camping supplies on the weekend, gathered up necessary belongings, copied out some John Denver/Cat Stevens/Stan Rogers chords to bring and learn last night, got the trailer and bikes all rigged up and ready, and tomorrow we’re off!
The CD Release Party, by the way, was amazing! So many people came out to support us, for which we are ever so grateful. I couldn’t sing much, but Joey came and played bass with us, and with Far From Rich, Heather did a few impromptu Clever Girls songs, Rich put out enough energy for both of us, and it was still a great show. The food was delicious (I’m told), and the company was great.We put a couple live recordings from the party on the CBC page, so go listen! (Under the ‘Music’ tab above.)
We are quite proud of this CD. 16 tracks was a lot of work, but they turned out really well, and we can’t wait to debut it on the road.
Okay! Enough babbling! I need to finish packing and take my library books back! And eat some lunch. Ahhhhh, food. I missed it terribly.
Yours in biking and dreaming and healthy eating once more,