Before heading out of the city, he had to see the famous Gum Wall of Pike Place Market, where everyone - or millions of everyones - have placed their used gum in the alleyway. Did someone at any point say, disgusting?
He is a religious guy, the Lord instructs him every day, but
somehow he ended up on this detour - via him wanting
to go Jerusalem! We had some interesting chats on how
each of us found Jesus in our lives. Alcohol was my
experience to find spirituality after 20+ years of drinking.
His was 10 gunshot wounds in his body! I guess that
would get my attention also. He left this AM with a backpack
- on foot - heading east - he trusts in the Lord to get him
……………..and the beat goes on…………
Yesterday determined my STUFF was way too much and heavy, I sent a
large USPS box home. Reality is setting in what is reasonable to carry along & what is too much. Downsizing to a manageable level, I'll try this out for a few days as I'll be in Seattle. Day 3 coming up now.
Moved to the Green Tortoise Hostel @ 2pm today, bottom bunk with the window
open, sunny. Have a young couple as roomies from Bolivia - both have
master's degrees - 26 & 32 years old - and traveling around the world, kinda.
They work at the hostel so get free rent. I get free breakfast in am - coffee available 24/7.
Had lunch @ pike’s fish market - Athenian - seafood omelet with salmon, cod,
shrimp - yummmooo!!, had to ask for hot sauce though used to it now from NM.
My room at the Hostel is upstairs, up a long flight of stairs, somebody had to
carry my bike up. Not going to take it down again till I leave, won’t be traveling
much now here. This is so miraculous how the kinda people I’m running into.
Got another day yet tomorrow.
Last evening in the hostel, my roomies, Barbra & Diego had to take their turn
to make the evening meal for the staff. Brought me some leftover pizza and
a muffin. Perks for having awesome roommates. This hostel is in excellent
condition, clean & well run. Free breakfast in the am - cereal & bagel - if you
want you can make some eggs yourself. Took a long walk today to find my
route onto the trails in am - plus, I got some coaching from Kimberly to get
my shit together with the maps she made for me. My initial idea 3 years ago
was to just get a map and follow it. But her insight saw it was a lot more
involved & completed. I need a good navigator for my ventures, thank god!!