… but not as long as yesterday! We made it to Walkerton. Our first biking day. Not too shabby. Richard is learning patience when he bikes behind me, and I am learning not to stop halfway up a hill.
It was a bit sad to leave Hanover, actually. Richard’s mom is pretty great, and also, she has this garden the size of… of…well, something big. Fresh potatoes and beans and peas and berries and corn and spinach and ohhhhhhhhhh, SO tasty. I have gained back about 5 pounds this week from eating so many delicious fresh veggies. (Also, there was a lot of cake, as it was Rich’s birthday Thursday. Happy birthday!)
Our first show was in Hanover last night at Coffee Culture. It was a lot of fun. Decent turnout, sold a few CD’s, and I think we’ll pretty much be famous soon. Especially with my fancy new haircut which I gave myself. Turns out you don’t even need to look in a mirror. Just grab hunks from behind and chop it off and soon you’ll look like a wild-haired hippie too.
After the show, we packed. We have a lot of stuff, but it fits surprisingly well on the bikes and trailer. Richard makes a bit of fun at my need to wrap everything in plastic bags within plastic bags, but I think he’ll change his tune once we have our first rainy day and he gets to crawl into a nice, dry sleeping bag in nice, dry clothes.
Anyway, we’re off to go buy some extra guitar strings and play our Walkerton show at the White Rose this afternoon, which is this amazing little peace cafe with all these organic delicious things. I had a rhubarb yogurt thing earlier there, and it was soooo good. We also busked a bit out front, met the King of the Leprechauns and some other great folks, and all in all, it’s a good spot. You should visit.
Okay, go bike somewhere!