I broke camp and repacked the buggy. I headed across town.
To the post office! Over the past week or two, there have been a few people who wanted to send me donations. I had to send away for a new bank card to access them.
I met a woman named Megan! She asked me if I could reach into the dumpster to grab her some chips that the gas station had thrown away. I brought her inside and bought her some in date chips. I also gave her some money. She was so thankful.
Just then the Sheriff’s department stopped me. I had dropped off a bag of canned goods by a WIC office in town. I guess someone called the police 😦
I think they saw me buy Megan some food and give her money. They were really nice to me, and asked me lots of questions… in a good way, haha! They told me a storm was fast approaching, and it would be best if I hung around town till the morning. We parted ways.
I made it to a Chevron, just outside town, and just before the I-10 junction. I bought a burrito and some bugles. The person working there gave me permission to camp behind the building! Didn’t catch his name 😦
I set up camp at inside a fenced off area behind the gas station. I ended up setting up a tarp too in case it rained. I fell asleep feeling thankful!