Yesterday was my first ever day in California. Anyone that I told, from the cab driver to the rental car guy, to my hosts, to the other musicians at Bazaar Cafe immediately welcomed me.
I think all of this sun gets to people out here and makes them really happy. That's my first observation anyway.
PLUS- I had two surprise guests show up and freak me out! My friend Gordon from Connecticut was hanging out on the sidewalk when I arrived, and then my college friend Mike, who I haven't seen in nearly 10 years came. Talk about feeling at home.
Also- it's so strange to see people in different environments. I always think I'm imagining them.
In going to get out a bit more today and I'll report back on what I find!