The sign said, “Traveling, broke and hungry”. It was handwritten on a piece of cardboard and held by a young woman as I was heading home from work on July 3rd.
Of course I had to stop.
Her name is Alexis, who is from Michigan. Her traveling companion with the guitar is Mike, who is from Connecticut. They met about 2-1/2 years ago in New Orleans.
They travel mostly by hopping on freight trains. Sometimes they travel by bus.
Traveling with them is their dog, Porter.
I asked what they might do with $50 and Alexis showed me her shoes that were worn through. She also said they use gifts to buy food and sometimes a hotel room.
I’ve sometimes referred to the Giving50x52 experience as a journey. But my journey is nothing compared to the journey that these two are on!
We had a nice conversation and as I left I wished them well and safe travels.