Monday, September 12, 2022

Our Monday in Mountain View.....

 Today Louis Dean gathered his things up to prepare for the jam session tonight - 
and discovered he had left his guitar strap at home.

No worries!
In the Folk Music Capital of the World, one should be able to find a guitar strap and, sure enough, we did! At an antique mall with dozens of little stalls right there on the square!
It's a real nice one, too, of tooled leather and at a reasonable price.

After we finished browsing around, we stopped for lunch at The Rusty Cup Cafe.

Another delicious meal!

I had a grilled cheese and salad and tea.

FANCY tea!!
And it was GOOD!!!

Back to the cabin to rest and Louis Dean ran through his songs for tonight.
He's had such a good time with all we've done but this is the first time he's actually played with other musicians.

He's so cute and he gets so excited about his music.

The jam session started at 7:00 so he was there at 6:30!
It's literally right next door!

I didn't walk over until a little after 7:00 and it was exciting to see all the musicians playing different instruments. Two more musicians came in just before I left but I counted four mountain dulcimers, one violin, one banjo, one autoharp and Louis Dean played the ONLY guitar and was the ONLY singer!
He is also the oldest player there! He doesn't LOOK like the oldest but they all told their ages and he is.

He had them at A Daisy a Day!
I watched them all relax and smile and when he finished singing - it was smiles all around and they applauded him.

I left shortly after that to do some writing in my book before he gets back.
As I was leaving, he announced, "My wife is a writer and has to get back to her book!"

For some reason it makes me happy tonight to know he is doing what he loves while I am doing what I do.

Tomorrow is our last full day here and it is going to be a good one.
The Ozark Folk Center!
It will be a perfect ending to our Mountain View vacation!


Bluebird49 said...

So, so happy you two are doing what you love, together and apart!

Carole said...

Welll done on working on your book - I know it's difficult to keep going. LD looked in his element. Cheers

Ginny Hartzler said...

Bravo to Louis Dean!

Brenda said...

Love this…safe trip home…

Deb J. in Utah said...

Looks like a great trip and a fun time. Enjoy your final day there! See you again soon!

MadSnapper said...

what a fun night, they all look so happy, things like this were common in KY when I was a child, and that was the last time I saw or heard one. so happy you both got to enjoy this trip. have a safe trip home and don't get lost.

Vee said...

What a sweet description of a very good day. 🎸

Anonymous said...

Oh Linda yall look like yall are having a ball--- I wish I was there! Mountain dulcimer and banjos!!!---- love to listen to them! Looks like great food there too! And t he scenery is so pretty! I can tell Louis Dean is loving all the music! Enjoy and safe trip back out!!-- debbi at debbis front porch

Hootin Anni said...

Kudos to your man Linda...such enthusiasm and love of music. He looks mighty charming and ready for some pickin' and grinnin'!!

Beth J. said...

What a fantastic vacation! It's perfect for you two! Glad you are enjoying your time in Arkansas.

Brenda said...

Safe travels home today…prqyers

Deanna Rabe said...

That is so special! I love it!

Granny Marigold said...

I had to go back a couple of posts to find out where in the world you had driven to. I think it sounds like such a wonderful time for both your musician husband and yourself too. Lots of good times, good food, good friends. Have a safe trip back home.