March 21, 2010 – Buckeye, Arizona
I wake up in a smelly motel room. Time to talk awake, and take a walk. I start on the sidewalk.
Then I take to the road. My destination, a big statue, stands 40 feet tall in the distance.
Walk walk walk.
Stand proud, giant hobo. I wonder who would have put the fellow here.
A plaque sits on the hobo’s pedestal…
… and leaves me more confused. It reads:
Built by and
stands in memory of
his good friend
Did Marvin build it in his own memory? Did Ramon build it for Marvin? Perhaps they build it together, but come July, 1989 only Ramon was around to remember Marvin’s contribution? I’m not sure.
But the hobo lives near a meat processing plant.
I begin looping back to the hotel, and meet an owl guide.
He reveals to me the mysteries of waste and tools left out by citizens of Buckeye.
Done with waste, I continue with the drive thru to the motel.