Would you take the challenge if someone asked you to
travel across the country in 5 days and all you had access to was $50.00.?
(photo courtesy of CBS)
This crazy Dave Price on CBS EARLY SHOW took the challenge this
week. I have been following him on twitter. He can only get rides and such
if he EARNS them. So he has been working his way across the country.
Sleep has been rare, and in some places cramped. Jobs have been dirty,
exciting and tiring. I think the thought of having to do it all in 5 days was
a bit much. It puts a big strain on a person having that stress of time
constraints. People have been offering him food and such across the USA,but
he cannot accept unless he earns it.
BUT.. would they do this for just any John or Jane DOE?? I don’t think they
would be as quick to help out because the person is a complete stranger.
Dave is not the typical stranger. When people find out he is with CBS.. they
are in a hurry to "get on tv" so they rush to help.Maybe not in all cases, but
still he has some pull etc. Dave says he has made
friends for LIFE on this trip across the USA. He has met some generous and
caring people with big hearts. YES they are out there.. millions of them.
We spacers sure know that don’t we!
There is a story at every stop and at every mile. With Twitter to guide him
he is in touch with all those millions who can instantly tell him where to go
and how to get help. I even offered a meal in exchange for a lawn mow or
a car wash. I doubt he gets anywhere near the Michigan border. His goal is
New York City and the CBS EARLY SHOW by Friday. He is in the Iowa area now.
Well I hope he makes it by Friday, but me.. I would have rather seen him
take his time and meet USA along the way, and tell the stories of how
the people in this country are coping and living. How neat that would be!
You can read more HERE about the whole adventure. I like adventures
on the road and always have..but in 5 days or a week with no money..whoa…
I think I will pass on this one.
Cold temps are coming by the weekend.. I got my yard mowed today and my
tomato vines are now a memory. Time to get all the fall chores finished.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!