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I Have Hitch Hiked

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The first time I hitch hiked I was fourteen

    and I'd been to see my grandmother, who lives twenty kilometres away from Stavanger. My father was supposed to come and get me, my mother had said she had left him a note to come to get me, but he hadn't gone home directly from school so he didn't know I was waiting for him. It...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Imagine loading up a backpack with 30-50 lbs of rocks, sew on patches of the roughest grade of sandpaper you can find to the underside of the straps so that you get nasty sharp...
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    My group of friends an I always do stupid stuff together. My three best friends are Blaze, Twig and, Tater tot. If the four of us are together at the same time you can almost...
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    I always hear it too... Wanna Kik? Do you have Kik? No, I don't and I'm not even sure what KIK or kikster means, but I think it's a program when you have an android phone (or other...
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    So if instead your goal is to get into international exclusive banking or just about any other shape of international business banking, generally you want to would like to do is...
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    I feel like parents should stop being over protective and stop sheltering their kids so much. I didn't come from an overprotective family - and neither did half of my friends...
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    I HAVE MOVED A LOT OF TIMES IN MY LIFE, 11 TIMES. WHEN I WAS 12 I ALLREADY MOVED 7 TIMES AND I HAD MANY DIFFERENT EXPEIRENCESS, I WAS BEING BULLIED WHEN WE MOVED TO LONDON... I WAS...
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    my boss is very upset with me today, cus i arrived at 9:30. always have problem getting up early in the morning. feel so tired, as if the whole previous night when i should have...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place since I am not the girl but rather have a story about one. Sophomore year of 2008 I made a dear friend. She would flow with joy and we'd...
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    I have two exiperience in my life.the first was in summer 1992.me and my familiy was at the camp side in slovenia.we have a diner at friens who has their camper in the other side...
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    “I feel like i’m robbed of my femininity” I read this among the posts here and there’s no phrase that could have described it better. Also, it’s impossible not to cry...
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    I'm glad today that I was able to get an opportunity to rest. It wasn't enough time, but it was a little more than it usually is. My sisters got back from school today also. It...
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    I haven't been to the hospital since my diagnosis but last night was one of the worst I have been in a long time and my husband pretty much put me in the car and took me.. but I...
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    i have a mental disorder and i found out when it was too late. i dont know if i am just an idiot ir have a mental disorder.
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    I'm sorry, but I have to make this quick. Later, perhaps I shall add more. I have been in a loving relationship of two years. However, it all went downhill. I am writing to you a...
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    I enjoy reading. A lot. And I have this tendency to fall in love with the fictional character in the books I'm reading. Like literally fall in love with that character. Obsessed...
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    Once again I find myself as an inpatient at a psych ward. I have been under a lot of stress the last two weeks as there are projects to finish and exams coming up soon. I had been...
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    I have never been in love iv dated had 2 relationships it didn't work out I liked them but I was never in love with them I guess I get bored easily I'm not normal when people talk...
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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
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    "If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died..." I just needed to get that out. For it to be heard. I read it in a poem last night and I've been bawling all...
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