Today’s adventure started by dropping my car off in Frisco, CO at a trail head. Kari and I are hiking from Vail to Frisco, over the Gore Range Mtns, tonight/tomorrow and wanted to ensure a ride home for us and the dogs after the 12-14mile trek. I opted to drive there today, park the car and hitchhike home while she was teaching 6th graders the importance of science in this world!
As I stood on the on ramp, I pondered a few things:
Why is it that our society, with more and more cars on the roads every day is less apt to pick up hitchhikers? What are we scared of? Is it media influence like CSI or in a movie? Obviously, that isn’t real. What type of people pick up hitchhikers? Is it state dependent? Or is it the image of the hitchiker that gets them a ride or leaves them standing in the rain?
When we stop watching tv, stop believing that the news is a direct representation of how everyone is, we begin to accept that humans are friendly and really interesting. When you allow adventure to take you into unknown situations, one never knows who you’ll meet. So, try it, hitchhike more often, or pick up one of those smiley faces holding their thumbs up. Might just make your day!
Thanks to Sandy and her Suburban full of runners (running 200 miles to Aspen today,) Willy, and Billy! 3 rides and I was home in a jiffy!