One of my brother's best friends growing up is named Adam. He is very cool. Right now he is hitchhiking all over the U.S. When my brother got married in Vegas he hitched a ride there and said that he was going to be in California some time. So whenever I see anyone hitching a ride or holding a sign on the corner I always look for him. My goal was to someday find him and pick him up.
Well while my parents were here visiting, we were leaving their hotel to go back to our house for dinner. Right as we got on the freeway a guy was walking and had just pulled out a cardboard sign. I said to Akoni, that kind of looks like Adam, but what really was the possibility of that. I almost called my Dad who was driving behind us to tell him that and to look and see if it was Adam, but I didn't.
We got home a few minutes later someone walked into my house on the phone and I was wondering who it was because it didn't sound like my dad. Then my mom walked in and said "Hey look who we found!" IT was Adam! I was so excited! He had just gotten dropped off by someone and was trying to hitch a ride up to San Francisco that night. So we fed him and stuffed his pants pockets full of Oatmeal and whatever else he would let us. Then my Dad and Akoni took him to 711 to get a drink and drove him about 1 hour north so he could finish hitching up to San Francisco where he had a friend that he was going to stay with.
Seeing Adam really just made my day. I was so excited to see him and know that he was safe. He has been hitching rides all over the country for a few years and is having such a great time. I think it's so funny that he does it, but he is loving it. And he is such a great guy, but never in a million years would I ever pick him up if I didn't know him. Would you?
5 days ago