Quick Tour Update

San Francisco Decom was electric. And the beautiful SF Ocean Beach Hug was attended by some amazingly warm souls.

ahhhhhhhhh

Spotman and I are en route to Sacramento with “Demonstration Permit” in hand. Looking forward to a Capital Steps Hug tomorrow at 1pm.

Videos coming soon!

Arnold, if you are reading, you are def. invited!!

Quick Tour Update

San Francisco Decom was electric. And the beautiful SF Ocean Beach Hug was attended by some amazingly warm souls.

ahhhhhhhhh

Spotman and I are en route to Sacramento with “Demonstration Permit” in hand. Looking forward to a Capital Steps Hug tomorrow at 1pm.

Videos coming soon!

Arnold, if you are reading, you are def. invited!!

life moves pretty fast

Yesterday I woke in Seattle.
Had lunch in Portland.
And slept in San Francisco.

Today I watched myself on CNN from a hotel lobby in San Francisco.
Attended a Memorial Service in San Diego.
And am now updating my blog from SF airport as I await a pickup from the hugmobile.
Tomorrow, I’ll attend SF Decom and the Hug Tour will continue.

I didn’t check any luggage…but I still feel like something was lost.
Or perhaps it was just some shifting in the overhead compartment.

The depth of love and loss and motion and travel over the last few days has been dizzying.

Of course, that light-headedness could be from my own smell.

Or my diet.

I’ve been surviving on baked goods and coffee.

Highway living certainly doesn’t encourage water drinking.
I’m drinking about 1/8 the amount of water I drink at home.

And I pee 1/8 as often, too. Of course, when I do, it is the color of egg yolk and smells like Starbucks.

And my “no more meat” declaration hasn’t helped things. I’ve realized I don’t have much of a backup eating plan. So except for cookies, cheese, and bean burritos, I’ve had trouble finding food on the road.

I’m not sure if this is a very healthy lifestyle. At least I’m not exercising or bathing! It’s no wonder “Trucker Physique” is rarely used as a compliment.

But through all the smells and stomach cramps…I still feel like the tour is right.

The sadness of my friend’s death is hard to fathom, but I’m glad there was a day break in the tour so I could fly to SD and not cancel any tour dates.

Another less-than-pleasant lesson from Huggy: We must persevere. We must keep on.
Even in the wake of sadness, we must embrace hope and find our smiles.

I plan on saying something in Jake’s honor at Monday’s hug. Hopefully I’ll eat a salad, too.

SEATTLE HUG TODAY!

Spotman, Huggy and I will be meeting at Greenlake park (north east area near playground) today a little before 1 for an in-person HugNation. (The first of our tour) JOIN US!

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It has already been an amazing journey.
I cried as the Seattle skyline came into view through Huggy’s rainy windsheild last night.
If nothing else comes of this journey, I drove a huge pink billboard saying, “The world would rather hug you than hurt you” the entire length of one side of the US. Silly as that may be to some people, I felt proud.