John Waters' hitchhiking jaunt across the country along Interstate 70 has continued, most recently with an eight-hour stretch through Kansas, all the way to Denver, Colorado, with Marion County Democratic Party Chair Laura Broviac and Circuit Judge Michael McHaney (pictured with Waters after they went dumpster-diving to retrieve cardboard for a new sign).
As I detailed in a blog post last week, Waters' travels came to light when he was picked up by indie-rock band Here We Go Magic. In that post, I speculated as to the purpose of Waters' journey:
I imagine Waters is hitchhiking his way across the country on I-70 to meet people, have adventures, maybe have sex, and, probably, write a book about it. There's something poetic about hitchhiking across the country on a road that starts in Baltimore. It's such a great idea, I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it first.
Well, it turns out I was right, at least about the book part, according to an interview Broviac gave to Kansas radio station WJBD: "He is preparing to write a book about his adventures of hitchhiking across America," she said. Also, these people look so friendly, I'd love to take an 8-hour car ride with them and their 3-legged dog.
[photo courtesy of WJBD]