"How many miles can you do in a day?" Jim Carncross asked.
The answer varied, anywhere from 60 to 160.
"So how do you get by?" Carncross asked.
The answer was that he sold T-shirts and relied on human kindness.
"So you're making it by the seat of your pants," Carncross said.
"I don't know, I see cars zipping by, back and forth to work, people rushing by, always late in their miserable lives," Lee said. "Here I am sitting around on a perfect spring day, in a quiet little corner, in no rush to get anywhere and I don't think I'm doing so bad."
Working on a ranch for 27 years, Lee hauled logs using horses instead of modern machinery. When the ranch was sold, he was left without a pension, insurance or a job. It was time to hit the road and connect with some friends back east including an old childhood sweetheart. Lee is an educated man and somewhat of a philosopher. He believes he understands life more than most and likes to impart his wisdom along the way. Though the profession of teaching was never to his liking, he now feels a responsibility to educate his fellow man.
"Today's technology and computers are supposed to free people, but they have enslaved them," he said. "95 percent of the people I've met had no idea who they were."
One man bought a T-shirt, then another bought one. One guy went to Subway and brought him back a sandwich, cookie and bag of chips.
"Because I thought he was doing something good," Phil Hart said. "It's unique."
Another man came by and offered two or three bales of hay. Lee said thanks, maybe he could take just one.
"How many miles can you do in a day?" asked the man as he dropped the bale of hay next to the other three.