The Hitchhikers Handbook
Who needs one when you've got Greg.
I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Greg, a proactive Des Moines Register reader. Greg happen to pick up his copy of the sunday paper to find two bearded men smiling back. Besides offering some sound advice about the road- we were also offered a place to visit incase we find ourselves in a pickle.
“You have to give them (drivers) your trust- they've given you theirs by pulling over.”
Greg, a veteran hobo, gave us lists of things to watch out for- as well as ways to avoid trouble.
“People who pick you up are obviously risk takers... be ready to drive fast.”
If the words of wisdom weren't enough, we were invited to visit his fireworks stand. The three generation deep, hand crafted booth is vigilantly guarded come 110 degree heat or unexpected cold.
Greg, a heart of gold, polished by years following that old white line.
On a side note- we recently officially purchased a tough book, smart undies and T-shirt, and more important of all... the camera.
A Panasonic AG-HMC40 will fit our needs just fine. It were able to get along with it, a boom mic, wireless mics, XLR adapter, tripods and lenses.
A huge thank you to those who have donated!
As we are planning on making this an annual occurrence, it was necessary to buy equipment that would stand the test of time... meaning, more expensive.
The good news?
There is still time to be a part of the journey!
Hope to keep you updated more often now that the gear will be rolling in.
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