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I Have Hitch Hiked

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    I hitchhiked to 48 states,

    nine provinces of Canada, and to Mexico over the course of about six years between 1980 and 1986. I lived out of my backpack and traveled constantly living on faith. I did not beg, borrow or steal but simply accepted all that was freely given. During this time I met the Dalai...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    It Was Part Of Growing Up

    Growing up we had very little in the way of public transit. It was at least a mile's walk to the closest bus stop if the bus came at all. The routes were pretty rudimentary and service didn't run at night. Legal driving age was 18, so it wasn't until I came out of the army that I...
    bryflayz bryflayz 51-55 2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    When I Was Young.

    I did it a lot in high school and some in college.  I sometimes wonder if I started walking down a road and stuck my thumb out if anyone would still pick me up. 
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Nov 5, 2009

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    My 2 Week Trip Through Europe

    I departed from Newcastle station to Dover after deciding 2 days prior that I was going to undertake my much thought about European gallivant. I reached Dover late in the evening to discover that the ferry doesn't run overnight, so I enjoyed sleeping on the floor in the waiting...
    davethevagabond davethevagabond 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    I used to hitchhike. Not just to get from here

    to there but to be on the road. I had many amazing adventures. Some few days were ordinary and not necessarily memorable but most days were fantastic. I often try to tell the story as it happened but it went on for so long, five years, that a comprehensive description usually...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 17, 2013

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    I used to hitch hiked to

    and from. My aim was to beat the bus home. I never lost.
    MaireadM MaireadM 41-45, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Hitch Hiking

    Started doing it back in my teens due to a lack of public transportation. My mother didnt own a car, too. So it was walking, going by bicycle or for longer distances hitch hiking.
    AlexaWF AlexaWF 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    As So Many In Days Of Old I Have Hitch-hiked.

    When younger if i had the time,more-so than money I would hitch-hike. This was when I first joined the service and we were really respected and treated nicely. I enjoyed meeting so many of our great country men and women and their children. Most of the "hi-ways" were 2 lane...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2011

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    Such a Stupid Thing to Do

    When I was 18, I had been out partying with my friends. I got into a fight with my boyfriend and I was so upset at him that I just left the house where the party was at. I didn't even have my shoes on, I just walked out without them. It was about 2 in the morning, but I...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2008

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    I Hated Walking

    I use to hitch hike everywhere I went when I was 16 to 19 years old then when I got a car I returned the favor by picking up hitchhikers. I did it for years and never ran into a single problem cause when I was younger and hitch hiking I usually got picked up by women cause they...
    intrigue69 intrigue69 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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    Worth Doing!

    I had always wanted to and am SO glad I finally experienced it! In July of this year, I went with my gentleman lover and by some miracle of the universe, we were able to make it from Nashville, Tennessee to Portland, Oregon in four days of hitching, both our first time. Some day...
    Sarahdipitous Sarahdipitous 18-21 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    Fell asleep in transit

    and woke up about 300km past my destination. 4am at a little country gas station, managed to snare a ride with a trio in a station wagon headed north. Can't remember much of the trip but I know they had maroon carpet on the roof.
    1RedKing 1RedKing 41-45, M Jun 20

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    Across The Usa

    1970 My brother and I left from California on our way to Boston to visit family. I was 15 yrs old and my brother was 16. It took us five days to get to Boston. Along the way we met all kinds of different people. Going through Albuquerque we stopped to buy some firecrackers for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure If This Counts ....

    I've accepted rides from strangers who've seen me walking and stopped to ask if I needed a lift. Twice in the middle of the night in the city I went to school in, the same person saw me and was kind enough to stop & volunteer. Just because it was cold, winter, dark, buses had...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Sep 2, 2013

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    It Was Part Of Growing Up

    Growing up we had very little in the way of public transit. It was at least a mile's walk to the closest bus stop if the bus came at all. The routes were pretty rudimentary and service didn't run at night. Legal driving age was 18, so it wasn't until I came out of the army that I...
    bryflayz bryflayz 51-55 Mar 15, 2011

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    When I was 17 I went to visit family friends in

    Dijon France. I decided I would hitch hike as far as I could. I got my first lift from Leicester forest east services down to toddington by a nice couple in their car then after a wait I got a lift to somewhere outside London but can't remember where. I wondered around the...
    thefox71 thefox71 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 2

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    My Main Form Of Transportation For 3 Years.

    Yes when I was in high school my allowance & extra jobs $ was so low, I didn't have the funds to ride the bus to wherever I wanted to go. So I hitchhiked. I hitchhiked to school, from school, to the library, to the mall, with friends, alone, to parties, from parties, to...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 5 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Well, Sort of

    Not my brightest moment, for sure, but I didn't have a lot of choices. About 10 years ago I moved from South Carolina to Tennessee. I had to make a trip back to SC to retrieve some of my stuff and borrowed my uncle's van. The damn thing broke down at 2 in the morning about 10...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F Nov 2, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I've hitchhiked allot in Canada, I've been too both west coast, Victoria island, and all the way too the east coast, and let me tell you it is a wonderful and amazing experiance...
    ThunderBangs ThunderBangs 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    It happened last year after a late night event I was too tired(and lazy) to return home because I had to walk further to my home, so I followed my boyfriend to his home. I was glad...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Qur’an:8:39 And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah . And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do” Qur...
    Cloderific Cloderific 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have been out of my abusive relationship for many years about 7 years now and it is still something that haunts me. I don’t really have an outlet to talk about it and try and...
    Ruger1212 Ruger1212 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    I'm Christina. I was diagnosed with type 2. I'm 17 years old and I'm 18 days shy of my 18th birthday. I found out today that I was facing a virus that'll stick with me for the...
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    I'm 20 years old and I have borderline personality disorder. I haven't told any of my friends because I know they won't understand it. I'm terrified of being alone, but because of...
    Brynn8 Brynn8 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I still checking my Ex facebook. And I know if meet him I will disappointed . He was 8 years old young and he wasn't even good kisser and I don't know. We almost had a sex and I...
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    I have a pretty weak bladder. So if I don't make sure to go before bed, sometimes it just happens. And anytime I laugh I have to keep it in check or my bladder will decide it's...
    rubyf rubyf 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I have cancer and am drowning in bills. I have another surgery on Oct 22, 2014 and then radiation treatments and it is so hard to try to recover and be healthy and strong with the...
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    Me and my ex broke up yesterday. We also have a 2 week year old son. I'm 18, not that It's relevant to this post. I'm always going to be in my son's life, I aspire to be the best...
    ADifferentDude ADifferentDude 18-21, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I don't get how people can be able to have hundreds of friends... Most of the people I know are somewhere between acquaintances and friends. And there is a smaller group that I...
    Roccondil Roccondil 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    but I'm okay with that. I have 1 friend married 25 1 son she's a christian that lives and breaths for God. Been friends with her almost 9 yrs. Then I have another friend 32 2 boys...
    jbnj12 jbnj12 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I'm hoping someone can help. I live in a terraced house. I've had 3 roofers in and each has done work. They have fixed broken slates and replaced missing ones, they have redone all...
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I recently had a call from a highschool friend informing me about our friend having cancer. Naturally, I am shocked. At our age, at this point in time, I feel like we shouldnt have...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I had a dream last night that he had to get his leg amputated. I was telling my best friend how I felt so bad for this guy and she had no empathy at all and almost laughed. Then I...
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've never ever EVER in my life been comfortable talking about the fact that I have hidradenitis suppurtivia. For the majority of my life I had no idea there was a name for this...
    msh0neydip msh0neydip 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Being numb. I know hat most people say that we don't know what we've got, till its gone . An. Believe that But for people like me would give it all away just to be free and run...
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    The thoughts are constant, they come much more often, the feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, anger, fear, depression! I don't know what to do anymore! I coped for a while by...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So I completely screwed up again. I got a text from a friend telling me he has been distant for the past two weeks because of something I said to his girlfriend. I never knew he...
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    What is love? We search for definition, and meaning behind an emotion so highly regarded and used. Love, has such a variable meaning, and each has their own definition. I have...
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    So when i say i have a fat life i mean my life has been with most fat people, my mom is fat both my grandpas my grandma my three aunts and uncles all my cousins and my teacher. My...
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    When I was younger, I loved older women. However, as I have gotten older I have begun to like younger women. I am 25 and usually don't like to date women older than 20. I think it...
    bktaylor1989 bktaylor1989 22-25, M 23 hrs ago

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    Does anyone have anxiety and smoke to help relieve it? I smoke cigarettes and I'm trying to stop after years of smoking, I get really bad anxiety when I start to withdrawal. It...
    mattcom mattcom 22-25, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Add me if you have it! I am 'TegsDaUnicorn' :DDD
    0LOvEsHaTeRs0 0LOvEsHaTeRs0 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    Ive been taking lexapro for almost 4 months; stopped taking them a couple of days ago and now i feel woozy, light headed and angry some of the time. I get these feelings of muscle...
    xsmall xsmall 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    He's a cute *** sexy dude and I love him, we've been talking for about 2 weeks now on here and we've FaceTimed a few times...I have a crush on him...but I live here in vancouver...
    Nathanlucky021 Nathanlucky021 13-15, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I've had sex in a car 3 times...actually once was outside the car in a parking lot. I also had sex in my car and was almost busted by the cops. It was so hot!! I still have the...
    askmeplease askmeplease 41-45, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    why the **** do you have to keep telling me I'm anti social. want me to say hi to you every five seconds
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I have a iced soya pudding, a small cup of Horlicks and a large cup of bitter green tea. I've already eaten the pudding. Which should I drink next? The green tea or the Horlicks?
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I have no idea if this is the right group to post this. I get contacted by 16-17 yr old girls frequently on EP lately who always say the same thing, I'm starting to think it's the...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    About a year ago I became responsible for my own clothes. So when some article of clothing goes missing, I notice. Lately I noticed that some of my hoodies are gone. I wear hoodies...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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