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Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Honest Hobo

After passing through Spokane, Ed is now in Idaho! He's in another state. When I talked to him this morning, he said he had only a few goals for the next two days: 1. Survive the head winds and 2. "Find a place that has cable to watch the OU-Texas game."

That boy still has the right priorities about things. Evelyn and I will be heading to Oklahoma to watch with our redneck bretheren and to visit Ed's parents.

Today, he was at a diner and a 5-year-old girl offered to let him "use" her pumpkin on his table. She laid out the ground rules though, "It's just a pumpkin for looking at." I guess she felt he needed a little fall decoration with his Salisbury Steak. After he promised her he wouldn't alter it or eat it, she allowed him to look at the pumpkin while he ate. Sometime during our conversation, she asked for it back. Honest kid...

As he was leaving a convenience store, he had a conversation with a loitering "crazy guy." Not fun at a party crazy, but hide your sharp stuff crazy. But, he had the good character to be honest about things. Ed was impressed with the man's ability to go off subject in the most random tangential way imaginable, yet when he didn't know the answer to something, he said, "I don't know." Honest hobo...

I asked Ed how he made it so far in one day - No headwinds. However, he anticipates more tomorrow, which will only affect where he watches the game.

Oh, and he has now officially gone 1000 miles. Where is he now?

Some Trustafarians playing hackey sack on the ferry.

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