Here is a list of places I tend to visit when looking for a host at night:
natural food stores
used book stores
I met Ryland’s mom and stepdad in the Green Living Store in Fortuna. The second time I stopped in the store – after dusk on a night projected in the low 30s – they offered to take me in. Bill made salad while I flipped lazily through a copy of National Geographic; on the cover: ”The World’s Population at 7 Billion”. We all ate dinner together facing the TV. Ryland had a special sized tray to balance his meal on. Bill and I talked late in the night about marijuana legalization, and then I went to sleep in the RV parked in the front yard. I took this portrait of Ryland the next morning.