By Foot and By Thumb: Day 13

November 1, 2017

When I rose, my friend had already risen and was preparing to drive. We had only slept a short while. We did not have long to go.

As we were approaching Tracy, she asked where I would like to be dropped off. I told her any truck stop with access to I-99 would be great.

We settled on a truck-stop in Ripon. When employees saw my sign, they told me that hitchhiking was illegal.

Eventually I managed to get a ride with a truck-driver who was going to be taking I-80 to Reno. Perfect!

There was some confusion as to where he could drop me off exactly, so before we got too far east, I asked him to pull over on to the shoulder of the Exposition Blvd. Exit. He got out to bless me before he said goodbye.

I called my father and told him that I had just arrived in Sacramento. He was already on his way to Reno for work. Thrilled that I was home, he turned around to get me. I told him that I would meet him at Cal Expo.

I took a risk. I practiced blind faith.

I had made it.  ♥

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