I ran into this distinguished gentleman at the same time I met Josef (stranger #11) at the Scaleybark train stop. He’s probably the most well known stranger I’ve met so far in this project.
Trip is a local TV personality that does early morning traffic reports for WCCB Charlotte. He was heading downtown to meet with the master of his masonic lodge.
Even though he’s a self-described night person, Trip arrives to work at 3am everyday. He does his on air traffic reports every ten minutes starting at 5am and is done by 9am. He says it’s a lot of fun working in the studio and you meet a lot of interesting people there including celebrities.
Before he worked reporting the traffic on TV, Trip actually flew the plane that monitored traffic. He did that for four years before transitioning to the studio. Very impressive.
Trip really hammed it up for the camera making our brief photo shoot a lot of fun. It was great to meet you Trip and thanks for participating in the 100 Strangers Project.
Technical Notes: It was an overcast day under a glass train station shelter so the light was very soft.