I Hitch-hiked Across the U S

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    Troubled Truck Drivers

    I met a bunch of truck drivers when I was on the highway. That's how I got around. I took passenger cars a few times early on, but it was a bad idea. Trucks were much safer and much better rides. I probably hitched with a hundred of them. They're a...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    My Favorite Ride

    I was traveling east across the South, and picked up a ride at a truck stop on I81 in Virginia going all the way to Dallas on I20. The driver that gave me a ride was maybe in his late 30's or early 40's, and really kind. He wanted to know what a little bitty...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    A Few Times

    I was mostly homeless for the seven years between the ages of 17 and 24. I wandered around Dallas and Texas for a while getting rooms or apartments now and then. Then I took off cross country. I rode with truck drivers back and forth across the states a few times...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    I Dreamed

    I dreamed,I hitch-hiked,Cross USA,What a trip,Full of fun,Adventure,If only,It were real.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Oct 19, 2011

    In 1970, it was a return trip to New York,

    where I had spent the last summer. After splitting with my girlfriend and before she left for Europe, I had met a young girl who had done some babysitting for the people with whom we were living. She was preparing for her senior year in high school and was fascinated with the...
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    Nov 22, 2014
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