I awoke with a start from a dream remembering every detail and character. I sat up and wondered what it meant when a bright light appeared. It was the local police checking to see why a purple van with a large world attached to its rear was parked there. I produced my identification and explained I had gotten permission from the business owner to stay the night and that I was walking to raise awareness for diabetes, that I had begun "this trip" from Fort Lauderdale, that I roll this globe about ten miles each day. Just as I had explained how I get rides from strangers to shuttle the van each day to the officer his commander rolled up and after attempting to explain it to him the patrolman referred the job to me. As I was filling in the blanks the dispatcher called over the radio giving them my name and that I "apparently" was in a purple van, and was walking for charity. The dispatch had been informed of this by the firemen at the station I had stayed by last night, her confusion was quite evident by the tone of her voice. Hearing a woman finally awakened Nice (the dog) as he really likes girls. Seeing the Oh-so-cute dog seemed to soften the commander and I no longer had to continue my story.
Somehow I understand the dream that I had last night - the fireman extinguished this without a drop of water or a turn of a wheel.