Chris meets Jan Burres. She is a lot like him except she has a car.Jan Burres gives him a ride in to Orick, sixty miles south of the Oregon line. He becomes very close to her and her boyfriend, Bob. Chris reminded Jan Burres of her own son, and they hoped to learn from each other . Chris grew very close to Jan in their short time together, and after he left, he sent her postcards as often as possible. They all camped together for a week. Chris learned that he could build relationships.