One thursday in mid-January, Alex was hitching back to his camp when Ron Franz stopped to give him a ride
Where's your camp?
I've never heard about that place
Show me how to get there
Out past OhMy-God Hot Springs.
Into the desert What's your name?
AND your surname?
I'm Ron Franz
are you living in this place with those nudists and drunks?
No, I'm living in a camp away from here.
THEY ARRIVE AT ALEX'S CAMP
he looks like a good guy It's right here, thank you.
Ron ARRIVES to his department this guy has something...
he REMEMBERS ME, my family
Ron returns to the camp
I can't get out Alex of my mind, he is A nice kid to be living in that way.
Alex, this isn't a good way to live. You should get an education and a job.
Look, Mr. Franz, you don't need to worry about me, I have a college education
Are these conditions good for you?
Yes, I'm fine. I'm living like this by choice
Ron, I movING from one place to another to GET my objective. so, What's your objective?
It's a great adventure
I'm biding my time until spring,
I intend to go to Alaska.
well... I'm here for whatever you need
As days pass on Alex and Ron spent a lot of time together
Ron grew fond of Alex
One day in early February I'm going to San Diego to earn money
I CAN GIVE YOU MONEY
No, It's decided
A week later
Hi Ron, Will you come pick me up?
Yes, but Where are you?
I'm close to you, in Coachella I'm going, right now
I'm going to stay only a day
but you can stay here all the time that you want.
I can't. THERE IS a job waiting for me.
so, I can take you to Grand Junction, Colorado.
Meanwhile they were in the vehicle, at one point Ron dared to make a special request to Alex
Alex, I don't have family, my wife and son died,
We'll talk about it when I get back from Alaska.
so...I was wondering if I could adopt you as my grandson ?