So many good things have been happening lately that I have way more things I want to share than I have room for. I WILL go back and give you day six of hiking, but first I have to show you something I got to try in Alabama. Part of the reason I wasn't taking pictures at the "party" for Loretta was that I got to try something new and wonderful.
Yes, I got to try playing the mountain dulcimer. Her friend Jan brought hers. I asked if I could try it, and another lady brought out a second one... one she had recently gotten for herself. So Jan gave me what she calls "Dulcimer 101" and taught me a song that I don't remember the name of. It was simple, and yet tricky because I didn't (and still don't) know the song.
Then she taught me another. Same problem... I don't know what it was. Then she played and I bumbled along with O Susannah. We had fun!
It was great fun! And it's a fairly easy instrument.
Are you curious about that green spot over my ear? I had a plastic spoon stuck there- a memento of a visit to Yogurt Mountain. We don't have those in the north! We should. It's a frozen yogurt bar with many flavors and toppings. O wow!
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