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I Have Hitch Hiked

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    When you've travelled around for five years, your perspective alters significantly. I learned a lot: ~ Time really doesn't matter. It's a way of keeping yourself in line for no...
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    just pack a back pack and just hit the road and hitchhike all over the US. i always thought it would be a really cool journey. to grow along the way and see so many different...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Dec 1

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    I think I want to end my life. Its so hard having people in your life that you love and care about treat you like crap . There has been so many times when I tried to slit my wrist...
    insanebeauty insanebeauty 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Well. I thought I met the most wonderful beautiful human being in my life when I met him. He was everything I asked for and wanted in a man. He was strong, hard working, caring...
    aqua83 aqua83 26-30 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    A Life-LessonThere! little girl; don't cry!They have broken your doll, I know;And your tea-set blue,And your play-house, too,Are things of the long ago;But childish troubles will...
    bluefirelady bluefirelady 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I grew up in a predominantly white community. It never crossed my mind that I could be in a relationship with someone of a different ethnicity. One of the great things about...
    curiousguyinga curiousguyinga 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I hoped to hide my affair from my H. Didn't want him to think that my wanting to leave him had anything to do with the affair. But my H found out somehow and he's hurting bad. I...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    We have a willow tree in our yard and when I get in trouble I have to cut a switch from it and take it to my dad and he whips my bare legs with it.
    emdavis emdavis 18-21, F 33 mins ago

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    It all started off when I went to the Doctors for some routine blood work and a PSA test....she noticed some unusual things and investigated further. Well it turned out that I...
    Bikerdude777 Bikerdude777 51-55, M 23 mins ago

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    I'd like friends whole value honesty above all else, and will give it to me as they see it no matter how they think I will feel about it. That doesn't mean I want to befriend jerks...
    LukeW20 LukeW20 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Words of wisdom: When the toilets at work don't flush properly don't keep flushing. Merry Christmas to our neighbours on the floor below us.. I have your weather prediction for...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    He just f-ing proposed. And I said no. But. I'm only 16. I couldn't have said yes...
    Cassandrahere Cassandrahere 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I Sooo Have the hots for Caitlin Stasey Phoebe Tonkins Gia Anne-Marie Felicitas Nd Raeen Roes Wilson ^?^
    ChubbiixBunnii ChubbiixBunnii 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    My name is Jessica and I am 30 years old residing in Atlanta Georgia. I really would like to find a man who would like to have a baby and impregnate me.
    Jessicafsu84 Jessicafsu84 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I really have nothing to show for myself. I just quit my job due to medical issues, & I took a "break" from college 2 years ago. I want to go back, but it's so expensive, & I don...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This is my graduation picture from college, and this was taken on the first days of 2014. Besides my diploma, this is one of the proofs that I completed five years of studying...
    denkenistdanken denkenistdanken 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I just sent my beloved an email, titled 'To slay or to cherish?" poring out the contents of my pathetic heart. I wonder which it will be. They say never ask a question you don't...
    Evilaugh Evilaugh 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Recently, I have just found out that my dad does marijuana. I honestly don't know how to react. His secret is plainly obvious - he hides marijuana by wrapping it in foil and...
    TheLonelyWandererSeekingSolace TheLonelyWandererSeekingSolace 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I used to be the one who hates cameras. The one who hates taking pictures with the rest of my family. The one with low self-esteem and high self-loathe. The one whom dislikes...
    InnocentShattered InnocentShattered 18-21 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Growing up with alocoholic and drug addicts. i know how it feels to wake up on christmas day with nothing. to hear your mom say"Oh its christmas mommy forgot" or "ill presents the...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Sleeping is so difficult when you have a world awake in your phone.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    Had a really weird one just last night I ****** a leopard under water. Anybody have an idea what it might mean I personally feel like it's me taking life by the horns or in this...
    Biggy742 Biggy742 22-25, M 1 Response 29 mins ago

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    People always tell me that my eyes are beautiful or amazing , though I find them weird . I have heterochromia , where both of your eyes aren't the same colour . My eyes are not two...
    MichelleSmith9898 MichelleSmith9898 16-17, F 24 mins ago

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    Well, this morning wasn't all that great. I woke up at 4:36am this morning and heard a few doors slam. I honestly thought nothing of it at first so I went back to sleep. Then i...
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 17 mins ago

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    Why do I have to pay a college money if they are just going to reject me
    benj3 benj3 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I hate when people get mad or offended if you correct them. Excuse me for correcting your spelling or pronunciation, so you don't come off as a dumbass. Or if you correct someone...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I have older siblings that have already graduated and as you might think, it's not my parents who tell me I need to do better than them, but rather myself saying I need to be...
    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor 18-21, F Nov 27

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    I have two older brothers and one younger brother, all of them can be pretty annoying sometimes. No sisters either so..lovely
    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Sad predicament I know, but when I look back, I can see that the happiest times in my life have always been when I was between being in love. I felt like "Yay! I'm finally over...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I have horrible anxiety. It's with me all day every day, never goes away. Mind is racing, chest is pounding, I can't concentrate most of the time. It sucks. I usually just act like...
    barbee0 barbee0 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 27

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