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I Used to Hitchhike

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    Me, Too!

    I started hitchhiking in 1972 when I was 13. Me and my best friend used to hitch hike all over. i even hitchhiked over 900 miles 1 way by myself when I was 24. But one night, in about 1983, I saw a documentary called "Murder, No Apparent Motive". It profilled serial killers...
    IllSendForMyThings IllSendForMyThings 51-55 Apr 17, 2013

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    I Used To Hitchhike!

      What makes HitchHiking different these days?   FEAR!   In the 1960's and into the 70's,  hitchhiking was commonplace.   The Good Samaritan concept was accepted and employed.  One never felt scared thumbing a ride anywhere...
    Ambivilent Ambivilent 56-60, M 9 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    My last lift stopped to pick me up

    and nothing in this world could make me get into that vehicle and that was the last time.
    khewster khewster 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    I was in Seymour, Missouri hitchhiking across

    US 60 on a Sunday morning and a preacher picked me up. His church was halfway to Mansfield. He let me out there and told me that if I was still around in an hour, I should come in for the service. An hour later I was still there so I went on in. I had only been...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I was hitchhiking in Yellowstone National Park

    and caught a ride with a park ranger. Within a few miles we came up on a bear jam. The ranger drove us past all the cars to fifty feet from a huge grizzly. It was grazing beside the road and looked quite peaceful. After a bit, it got up and strutted down the center of the road...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    Hitchhiker

    When I was young, I used to hitchhike. Sometimes it was just within town, but many were the times I hitchhiked across the Midwest and The West. From Illinois to southern California. From northern California to southern California.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    It started with a breakup

    as these things often do. There was a fast too and I was on the fourth day of it before I realized that I needed to escape. So I packed a backpack, asked a neighbor for a ride to the edge of the city, and hitchhiked away. I had my dog with me and was thrilled that she pointed...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 1 Response May 25

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    I Can't Believe I Use to Hitchhike

    I look back now and it scares the h*** out of me. To think I was only 15 when I ran away from home. I went places I never should of gone. Things happened that never should of been done. At one time it was considered "hip" . Now it's considered stupid.  
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    I was walking along a lonely highway towards

    Crater Lake, Oregon with forty pounds of backpack on my back, an empty stomach, and a clear mind alternating between thoughts of finding something to eat and no thought at all. Crater Lake is an exploded mountain that was more than 30,000 feet tall. At a third of that height now...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    Till This Incident

    I was hitchhiking home after a Metallica concert when a guy picked me up. I was about half-way home when the guy asked me if I wanted a beer and I said sure. He pulled into a gas station and gave me some money to go in. I told him I didn't have an ID, but tried it anyway and sure...
    1962michael 1962michael 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Parents Encouraged Me to Hitchhike

    This was about 25 years ago now. I guess in those days it was relatively safe. We had moved from the city into a rural area. My mother doesn't drive and dad was not really keen on driving us anywhere. We had to walk 20 mins to the main road where the bus to town came by...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    Can I say used to? I've been clean for a few months.. I just hit a really low point and ended up cutting over 40 times.. And now I refuse to even use use a knife or blade (I don...
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    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    The last few nights I've used the same condom when I'm wanking. Feels so good to have all my old cold cup go all over as I do it.
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    I used to concerned about the outcome of simply expressing myself... For fear that the intensity & beauty of my passionate nature & love for life would addle people's brains...
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    I used to be an ├╝ber conservative Christian. Anti-LGBT (out of "love"), uptight about sex, concerned with proper theology (aka western conservative evangelical). Then I had kids...
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    I've done this in the past on eBay and I was surprised how many people wanted my used clothes :)
    bethbunny bethbunny 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    I do miss things the way they used to be. I miss believing in love, believing in friendship, believing in myself to a small degree. I miss laughing with my spouse. so hard that...
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    By a girl/ woman even if I am tied down and blindfolded I'm happy to be used I guess :)
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    I used to be cheerful, loving, caring, joyful, energetic, enthusiastic. I don't know what happened, then i just don't find any of those in myself now.
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    I've spent around a grand doing up my arms in bright beautiful colours, artwork to hide the disaster I used to be. I'm like candy coated misery. There days I want to slice them to...
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    Times change. Things change. Circumstances change. People change. All of the above have made me question the very things that defined me. I have been there, done that but...
    Vigilant6007 Vigilant6007 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    without a doubt i know i have changed, when i was in elementry i was really quiet, shy, outgoing, and loud and i always cared about what people said about me, i was a really messed...
    chachi16ce chachi16ce 16-17, F Jun 11

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    I don't miss you. I miss the person you used to be.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 11

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