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.