Showing extra caution, Rufus got there a day early to reconnoitre Campbell Park and observe if anyone suspicious, and potentially dangerous, was getting into place. He slept rough in the park, prepared for wet weather, but hoping for dry. He was lucky.
Although an increasingly distant memory, he was used to sleeping rough. He knew how to be as comfortable as possible.
Nothing untoward happened in the day before his planned meeting with Amy, nor in the morning. They would meet at midday.
Rufus was quite excited at the thought of seeing Amy again. Ditto for Amy, but in reverse!