I posted here last fall, seeking occasional rides north or south. I radically reduced my carbon footprint in October, when I stopped driving. Some very nice folks and good neighbors have responded. Thank you! I often take the CCTA Link Express that stops at the Richmond Park & Ride. It’s only $2.00 between Richmond and Burlington, including Wifi! I bet many of you can’t drive it for less.
When I am unable to arrange transportation, I resort to that time-honored tradition many of us practiced at some point in our lives, hitchhiking. Most people today, however, are understandably cautious about picking up strangers, or simply don’t, as a rule. Naturally, I’m thankful to those who stop. You’ve been a very diverse and interesting group! Now I hope to become less of a stranger and more of a neighbor to those I’ve yet to meet.
I’m posting on Front Porch Forum to let more of you know that, should you encounter me, a somewhat overweight, grey-haired, baseball capped, clean shaven middle-aged man wearing glasses and usually hauling a camera bag, I would greatly appreciate a lift. I’m a human services professional, a photographer, and a computer consultant. I enjoy meeting people, and I’m told I have a decent sense of humor. The bottom line is, I’m a no-risk passenger.
When I’m bound for Richmond or beyond, I am usually seen along Rt 2 between the I-89 overpasses and Joiner Lane, where it is safe for all of us. Homeward bound, you might see me a little ways south of the Richmond Park & Ride, between the southbound I-89 ramp and the Mobil. I may also be in Richmond, or Jonesville, near the post office. If my needs don’t match up to your trip, no problem! Just give me a wave and I’ll know we might meet another time. Give me a Vulcan live-long-and-prosper salute, and I’ll know you saw this note on FPF!