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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ruthie On The Road, Update

I sat on a guard rail, outside of Burns, Oregon, for hours. I watched the sun travel from East to West across the sky. I watched big trucks and local traffic...just roll on by. I wondered where I would spend the night. And then, a man in an old, burgundy-colored Jeep, pulled over and stopped.

The wait was worth it. The man ended up driving me to a rest area outside of Boise, Idaho where we slept in the Jeep. And then the next day he drove me all the way to another rest area outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

The little video, below, shows how it looked when we drove through Northern Utah.

When the driver dropped me off at the rest area in Colorado, I ran into a problem. It ended up being a long, cold night. I had no blanket, no food and no way to get any.  Check out the video below.

The next morning a woman walked up to me as I was attempting to absorb some heat from the rising sun. She had a little pug dog with her, named "Pogo." The dog licked my hand as the woman asked me if I was

I told her what happened and then she drove me to a restaurant in town where we had breakfast. Then she
decided to drive me down and put me in a motel where I am now: Leadville, Colorado. This community's greatest claim to fame is that it is over 10,000 feet above sea level.

And people ski around here.

This is definitely the Colorado Rocky Mountain high!

I will do my best to hitchhike out of here, today...heading for the border of New Mexico. It's only going to reach into the 40's today and it might rain this afternoon. If it does, oh boy!

I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that I get through, alright, today.

On the positive side, I have racked-up over 17,000 reward points and I just might get to stay in a warm, cozy motel room, tonight. Wish me luck!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Hitchhiking: The Darkness Uninvited

Last night I was dropped off in a place that I would not have chosen myself.

The driver, an idiot, decided that hitching for a ride from an abandoned and
poorly lit weigh station was a brilliant idea.

It wasn't.

I was tired, cold and put in a position that no older woman should ever have
to be in.

Fortunately, a man finally came by in his big, gray pickup truck. He drove
me to Bend, Oregon (a city) and made sure that I was settled in a shelter,
there, for the rest of the night.

He also gave me ten dollars and much more peace of mind than the other
driver did.

This is yet another reason why I should be living in a home of my own.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

April's Cause And Kyron Horman

["I wanted to reach out to you directly and let you know that I will be attending and supporting the final CART training that starts Monday and goes through Thursday of next week. I will be presenting my son's case on Monday during the lunch hour. This is going to be a big event. Not only will Jackson County be certified for CART now, but we will also regionalize the CART program so that we can cover more area geographically and have a bigger CART team with more resources. It will include Klamath County as well. 

I have attached the JCSO press release for the training. I am so proud to be a part of something so important for missing children. April is a big month for the cause, for Kyron, and for all missing children. I will keep you updated, please watch for more to come."]--Kyron Horman's Mother, Desiree Young, On Facebook.




Walmart Flowers

I snapped these photos with my phone while I was waiting for a taxi at a Walmart store.