Hello 2012

In a little under two hours that is. I figured I should say hello one last time before the turn of the year. As I wrote about last time, this has been a great year for me. I have accomplished quite a bit and grown even more as a person. I am truly happy with the adult I am becoming.

There is not much else to say really. I found the journal that I thought I lost which is good news, and I got my septum pierced as well which is very awesome and also a very powerful feeling.

A fun story for the end of the year. On Friday December 30th, I made my way up to Redding to visit Nathan’s Anthems to talk to friends and see friends, and get pierced of course. All of those things happened and it was great fun. But the best part of the night was meeting this kid named Andrew. He was 22 years old and from Boston. He had hitched and train hopped his way across the country and was just stopping in to see if anyone knew what there was to do in Redding. Pretty quickly he realized there was nothing to do in the town, but we all ended up chatting it up with him. I offered to let him stay with me in Chico as I was hitching back that night, he declined saying how he wanted to go to see the Redwoods. After a bit of thinking I decided to join him! We got along pretty good as it was, so after Joey closed down the shop we found some cardboard and started on our journey. It was pretty slow going. And we didn’t get anywhere. one guy stopped and offered us Trimming work, which we politely declined. Shortly after that we walked down to a valero to ask for rides to Eureka. The first people we asked were in a Two seater truck with a campershell. There was like 5 kids total and 2 dogs. So no room at all. they thought long and hard about taking the both of us because they were headed that way and had hitched before themselves. But no luck. they couldn’t fit us.

so we took to the corner and then I thought for a second and said “hey dude, if they can take just you, then hop in man, I don’t need to hold you back, your the one traveling right now, no me.” Sure enough they were able to take him, so he hopped in, said good bye, and I started my journey home. I ended up bumping into quite a few people that  knew which was cool and led to me getting a ride to a spot to thumb it. After about an hour I was picked up by a Truck Driver who took me to Red Bluff. I walked across town and stayed at my friend’s apartment for the night. Made back to Chico tonight around 6pm.

So with that being said, Good by 2011! It was a good time together and I will never forget you. Hopefully 2012 proves to be just as good if no better! Cheers everyone!

-Lucas

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