Day 182

Day 182
I opened my eyes. It was just before sunrise. 

I broke camp and repacked the buggy. I traveled through the tunnel back under the interstate.

Frontage-roadside, I watched the sunrise.

I took in my surroundings, and put in a few miles:

And made it to Cabazon, California.

I crossed over the interstate and ate breakfast at a Burger King. I also needed to catch up on journaling. I headed over to the library and got to work.

I was there almost all day! Time passed.

At 4:30 p.m., I was back on the road.

West towards Los Angeles!

I traveled along service roads that ran parallel to the interstate. 

The sun hung low in the sky.

And it set. I kept moving.

Suddenly, I found myself on sidewalk! In Banning, CA. 

A couple kids driving a really nice car flagged me down and gave me some money, wow!

I was suddenly in an urban environment. 

I wasnt sure what was up the road, but I kept moving anyway, through Banning and into Beaumont.

Into the night. 

Eventually I made it just outside Beaumont. I put in about a half mile along Highway 60 west. It was dark, and I was worried about being on the shoulder at night with heavy traffic, but I made it to a frontage road safely.

I kept my eyes peeled for places to camp. 

At 11:00 p.m., I hung my hammock beneath a bridge over San Timoteo Wash. The wash was dry, and it was quiet. I was high up above the ground. I fell fast asleep as trains moseyed by.

At some point in the middle of the night, I heard footsteps up above! I hoped it was just a passerby, but the person lingered around for a long while. It was a little scary, I was hoping they wouldn’t wander down beneath the bridge. Eventually I fell back asleep.

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1 Response to Day 182

  1. Rita Allegretto says:

    Dylan so happy to see that you are so much closer to your final destination. Best wishes and prayers for your safety as you continue. Happy to report that my husband Al is feeling much better. Just in time for our granddaughter’s wedding next Saturday. Our 3 California sons are coming with their families and we can’t wait to see them as we didn’t get out there this year. Rita


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