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I Have Hitch Hiked

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Appreciate two days of coach vacation with an right away in Kamloops en route. Hotel transfers are included.We want to provide travel experiences that Merge top quality and price...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    @CraigTravel @GaryGambleonair @rmountaineer #ctrocky can not say enough concerning the on board hosts, foods quality & enjoyment of this educate tripI was also content to hear that...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    To really take the stress out of your respective shift, we can provide a whole or partial packing provider, based on your spending budget and necessities. Our seasoned team of...
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    Senior Counsel: These legal gurus are priceless for advanced matters by providing illustration over the demo and any sentence hearings.BHP Billiton boss Andrew Mackenzie admits...
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    So me and my boyfriend are living together and we have argued a lot already and we have broken up. Honestly I believe it's a bunch of communication and trust issues and honestly I...
    Chipperme21 Chipperme21 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I love kids very much and I have always wanted to have a large family. I now have a big family and we all are very happy. I have 7 boys and 5 girls.
    nudistwifeandmother nudistwifeandmother 41-45, F 2 Responses 57 mins ago

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    I have been diagnosed with TN just over 6 months ago, I have been for a MRI and now my symptoms have started in my throat and deep inside my ear, I have been told by the...
    Fruitbowl Fruitbowl 26-30, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

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    I want to have sex with a female teacher in my school teaches maths,she's not attached and is only a mere 22 years old she has an a body like an hourglass,all the curves in the...
    TheGamechanger TheGamechanger 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I like at least three people on here. 4 including the deleted profile Austin who was close but not quite friends with Jay and Corey. However, most of them ended up taken. Some...
    xXxfakerhaterxXx xXxfakerhaterxXx 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    No one else on here appears - well I couldn't find a group about it.Anyway here are some I haveOne in the photo above I made myself on a glass blowing course - can you guess which...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    For some odd reason, i have been dreaming of a big red demon with horns and whiskers which sort of looks like a mix between a cat and a goat. This creature comes out from hell...
    DennP DennP 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    There are people in my circle who log in less often.When I ask if everything is okay they either say they are busy or they have a life in real and the online activities are fake...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I feel as though anxiety makes me have a separate personality to myself. I get into little arguments with my boyfriend over basically nothing because I'm edgy, nervous, stressed...
    michjp michjp 18-21, F 55 mins ago

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    Just curious because I have been hit on in public and some women I believe have flirted with me lol.
    COD101 COD101 18-21, M 36 mins ago

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    Don't take it personal, but if you want to remain in my circle then act like it... I'm not just going to add people to build up a huge amount of friends, I'm not about the...
    Kirstenw23 Kirstenw23 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I keep having nightmares at 3 am. From 3am and then I wake up as soon as my clock changes to 4. My dream..like 20 mins ago was something about my sister, she was possessed and..she...
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have this crazy happy crush on my celeb crush that I get jealous whenever he is rumored to be dating someone. #Borderlineobsessed
    jellyace jellyace 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Well typically forgetting about it somehow. I'm trying to move on and just find another interest, maybe on the start I was so obsessed with him is because I didn't realize that I...
    davamps davamps 13-15, M 56 mins ago

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    My friends and I have the weirdest inside-jokes. If anyone ever heard what we joke about we'd be locked in a mental asylum for sure!
    channy205 channy205 16-17, F 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    I have enough worries at 18 to last me a lifetime
    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm weird but i call it original (: I'm doing me n happy with myself n the way I am. I'm a ******* weirdo but a good weirdo aha . I'm the bestiest n funniest friend you'll ever...
    youngadult14 youngadult14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Never been in a relationship and I'm 18. Maybe because I don't have the body guys don't like me or maybe because I can talk back..
    ki2su ki2su 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I get turned on by pregnant women so would live to have sex with one
    goonteam goonteam 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Long hair don't care! :) I'm lucky enough to have a close friend who is a hair stylist, she gave me an ombré which I'm loving at the moment! Love your hair, love yourself...
    awokensheepislittlebopeep awokensheepislittlebopeep 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I have the best mate ever! Love you Keller <3 <3 ^^
    KatoKangaroo KatoKangaroo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    maybe i have insomnia or maybe it's just my wifi.
    queentheresa queentheresa 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I think that doing this to myself was a symptom, not a disease. I pulled out all my eyebrow and eyelashes (and lots of hair in othe places too) when I was young and now I can see...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I lost my grandma who's been with me and my family all my life when I was 15. She adopted my dad and married a Filipino man who we took his last name from. I never met him...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Literally almost every time I get on this site I get the urge to make a post that says "Did you know that I am secretly a goose?" I have no idea why, or where I heard it from, or...
    ZeroDigits ZeroDigits 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    No matter how much you trust the police, always remember the police are trained to never trust you. With that being said, prayers will go out to families of anybody of any race who...
    DaQueenB92 DaQueenB92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19