I knew I would have to do this at some point. I’m nervous as I stand by the road with my magic thumb.
A minute passes.
“Am I doing this right?? Should my thumb go the other way?”
A few more cars drive by. I try to smile wider.
Look, I’m innocent.
Wait, this smile makes me look loony.
I try to look normal.
Finally, after 3 entire minutes of waiting, a Lexus slows down. A beautiful angelic woman rolls her window down and asks “Are you Acorn??”
And that’s how I scored my first hitchhike… in a Lexus with leather seats.
Today, I rest at a beautiful hostel at the base of the mountains. It’s a wonderful sunny day. My toenails are freshly painted red and I am ready for the next 70 miles in more ways than just physically.
PS: Much love to Becky for your sweet postcard. It made me so very happy.