Dan could only count the days until the weekend. He not only desperately wanted to see Ann again, but he was genuinely worried about her. He did not think that it was safe for a single woman to be staying out in Hidden Valley alone. There were just too many dangers. He imagined bears, mountain lions, snakes, accidents, illness, plus the possibility that some camper or hunter could stumble upon the valley and discovering that Ann was alone, take advantage of her.
Dan's original plan was to leave Saturday morning so he could spend a good portion of the day in the valley, visiting and lending a helping hand with any tasks that she could not handle alone. By Friday he decided that he was too anxious to check on Ann so he would leave immediately after work. He took his sleeping bag to work with him so he could spend the night out under the stars.
Meanwhile, Ann could not stop thinking about Dan. She knew that she was being foolish thinking that something could develop between them. But still, he was like none of her boyfriends back in the city. And she recognized that part of her attraction to him was her own loneliness. As much as tried to dismiss him as just a pleasant interlude to her summer, still she thought of Dan when she played this song on her harmonica.
3 4 -4 5 5 5 -4 5 4 4 You are my sun-shine, my on-ly sun-shine, 4 -4 5 -5 -6 -6 6 -5 5 You make me hap-py when skies are grey 4 -4 5 -5 -6 -6 6 -5 5 4 You'll nev-er know dear how much I love you 4 -4 5 -5 -4 -4 5 4 Please don't take my sun-shine a-way.
Immediately after work Dan stopped at a market to pick up a few things that he thought Ann might appreciate, some fresh fruit, steaks and a newspaper. He than headed straight for Hidden Valley. He wanted to arrive while it was still daylight. He began his climb up Blue Mountain Road to the trail that led to Hidden Valley. It was the trail that took most of his time. He could barely go fast enough to keep his motorcycle upright. The trail was often obstructed by branches that extended across it. Some deep ruts had been formed by the run off from the winter storms. The trail wound along the steep cliffs forming the walls to the valley. It eventually crested over a hill and headed down into the valley. Dan had to again leave his motorcycle at the locked gate and hike along the rail fence toward the far end of the valley. Dan could see a flock of sheep grazing off in the distance.
Ann had lost track of the days and had forgotten that the weekend was approaching. It was while she was rounding up the sheep to herd them into the barn for the night that she heard Dan's voice call out to her. Her heart skipped a beat when she heard him. She lifted her eyes to see him hiking toward her. She quickly waved and yelled, "Hi!"
"Here are a few things I thought you could use," said Dan as he handed a grocery bag to Ann.
Ann was delighted to see Dan again. She was especially pleased to see that he had brought her something. She squealed with delight as she peeked inside to see the fruit and meat.