Normally I like to stay in a city for just one day, but I really wanted to stay a second day in Jensen Beach. There just wasn’t enough time with just the one. When I got up, Bob took me over to see the Steakhouse they opened just a few weeks ago. It looks great and the menu there is also excellent. After that, I went back to Jan’s Place for two and a half hours and played on the sidewalk again. It was a Monday, so it was a little slower but all in all it was good shift. Jan’s has a second location in Ft. Pierce and it didn’t don on me until just now–to go there and play.
There was a party of four I talked with for a few minutes. I only got one of their names, Tony. There was also a youngster at the table I was told who plays piano and violin and she also sings. I tried to get to get her to sing a song with me but she was bashful. It was quite adorable. They came over and took some pictures later on and Tony said, “I would like to give you a hug, if you accept them.” I said “Absolutely” Then he gave me a hug and said “God bless you” I thought that was a really cool thing. After I was done, I went in to eat and I had a meatlover’s omelet. Courtesy of my dear friend Alex. She had given me money to “have a meal on her” so I did, thank you! As usual, it was delicious.
I went up to the coffee shop and tried to get some work done, but the internet kept cutting in and out making it impossible to do anything. While there though, I received some disturbing news about a fellow busker and musician in Savannah who had been killed. I had seen him walking through the Square earlier in the day on the night I left. He wasn’t a close friend, but I knew him and I liked him.
Later on, after making a couple of phone calls, I returned to Stuart. I went to the Lyric Theater. There was a show later that night so, after one song, I was asked to move. I went over to the Riverwalk. It was a nice area, not a lot of foot traffic. I found there wasn’t a lot of foot traffic in general. All of the restaurants were busy, but it was weird, I didn’t see a lot of people walking around. There were a few, and one couple left me a nice tip- thankfully. The people in the office next to where I was playing, were putting up Christmas decorations and I was told if I wanted a massage, to just come on down anytime. I said “What about now?” They were closed, they were just there to decorate, oh well- next time!
I was there for about two hours and decided to go back through Jensen and see what was going on there. I wanted to do a night shift there, but, there wasn’t anything going on. I thought it would be kinda fun to go to a couple of my old hangouts. Then I thought it would just be a better idea to head back to Bob and Jan’s house. Jan had made chalupas and they were great, and we watched Dancing With the Stars.