From July 30, 2018

Greetings from Ft. Pierce, Florida. I left Santa Chiara at 2:45pm. I was scheduled to be picked up by the guy who dismantled the bus. He showed up in a dilapidated old pickup truck. He said his SUV had mechanical problems. Billy always comes with me to the airport. But there was no room for him and my two pieces of carry-on luggage. He said he would ride in the bed of the pickup, but it was so dirty I said I would be fine. On the way to the main road to the airport, the guy took a very narrow back street that was jammed with pedestrians. Of course, he stuck behind a big water truck. I could have walked faster. I was relieved that the water truck had not stopped to deliver water, because we would have had to just stop and wait at least 20 minutes. When we arrived at the road leading into the airport, the traffic was at a standstill.

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