Taking a hike because of Ike

September 15, 2008 4:29:56 AM PDT
James Howington had to take a hike because of Ike.

The Houston construction worker only had enough money to put his girlfriend and son on a bus to California.

But he had to get out of the hurricane's way, too.

So, Howington hoofed it.

It took him two days of walking and hitchhiking to reach a shelter in San Antonio.

His one change of clothes got soaked on the way, as did his cell phone.

Now, that Hurricane Ike has passed, Howington has to figure out a way to get back home.