On Friday I walked 21 miles from Delta to Montrose. As I got into town, an old beat-up pickup pulled over and offered me a ride. The inside of this pickup made Frank & Geners car look nice & tidy. Piles of trash were thrown everywhere, and on top of all this junk sat a worn out Bible. I shoved the trash over and climbed in.
Alex is a construction worker and looked to be around 25-30. I showed him the address of the gas station where my cart had been taken to, and he drove me there. We loaded up my cart and he drove me to the Post Office and then to a few motels to check out the prices. On one end of town are several motels and I wanted to check a few of them out and see if I could get a good deal.
The first two said $50 a night was as low as they could go. Forget it. On the 3rd try I hit the jackpot! He is an avid bicyclist and has bicycled much of the US, plus his niece has epilepsy so he was very interested in my story. He quoted a much lower price and I got a room there. I'll be staying here this weekend, so if you'd like to give me a call, the ph# is: 970-249-4567 Rm 112.
Months ago, before I began my walk, I wrote hundreds of letters seeking local information. The Chamber of Commerce in LaJunta Colorado wrote back and said that according to my schedule I will be in LaJunta right during their annual Early Settlers Day shindig. She asked if I would be in their parade and I said sure. Since then, Loretta has followed along with my trip and now, as the Fair and I get closer, more plans & details are being made.
The other day she emailed me and asked if I'd be interested in having a booth to hand out information on epilepsy. I thought that was a GREAT idea and said yes. So I then emailed the 4 Epilepsy Foundations in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Pueblo Colorado & Kansas City and asked them if they'd mail flyers, brochures, booklets & stuff to LaJunta so I could give out the info during the Fair.
Seattle replied and said they'd call the other 3 and decide who would send what, assuring a variety of information. Pueblo answered and said they'd also help pay the $30 for the booth. KCity said they had stuff they could send, and Salt Lake City is also eager to help. I'd like to try and sell a few of my tshirts there, and maybe a few other items.
Loretta has reserved 2 nights at a motel for me for free, plus lined up some talks I could give. The Fair is on Sept 8th, so we have a few weeks to get it together. I think it's going to be a lot of fun.
Y'all take care and have a great weekend! KB
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