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    Well, the time is coming for me to take off on my hitchhiking trip. It's only about two weeks from now. The girl I am supposed to be going with may need surgery on her hip flexor. She will find out in Rome the day before she is supposed to fly to meet me to leave. So she might be out of it, but I know myself enough to know that if I don't go this summer I'll never do it, and it will lead to a snowball effect and I won't end up doing any of the traveling I am planning on. So its looking like I may be taking this trip this summer by myself. It's gonna be a lot tougher, but I'm also gonna have about 100$ more than I expected to have, so I'll be able to figure something out.
    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
    Hunter S. Thompson

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    This is a crazy idea to do it solo. What did your parents say when you told them what you are doing?

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    • #3
      Go for it. The best stories always come from the unknown and the unplanned. It might even end up working out better for you that way, you just have to be open to new things.

      Hitman D

      "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." - Henry David Thoreau

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      • #4
        Originally posted by someone447 View Post
        Well, the time is coming for me to take off on my hitchhiking trip. It's only about two weeks from now. The girl I am supposed to be going with may need surgery on her hip flexor. She will find out in Rome the day before she is supposed to fly to meet me to leave. So she might be out of it, but I know myself enough to know that if I don't go this summer I'll never do it, and it will lead to a snowball effect and I won't end up doing any of the traveling I am planning on. So its looking like I may be taking this trip this summer by myself. It's gonna be a lot tougher, but I'm also gonna have about 100$ more than I expected to have, so I'll be able to figure something out.
        I thought this was stupid but the guy is from El Paso and El Paso=Mexico so if he can survive that then this should be nothing.

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        • #5
          I once went hitchhiking with my brother Kyle and ended up singing the greatest song in the world to the Devil

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
            I thought this was stupid but the guy is from El Paso and El Paso=Mexico so if he can survive that then this should be nothing.
            Ya, I went to Juarez, MX twice a week for a year(Juarez is where all the drug violence is happening.) My buddy and I walked a mile into downtown Juarez completely shitfaced and we made it back ok, so I'm not too worried.

            Originally posted by Boston View Post
            Go for it. The best stories always come from the unknown and the unplanned. It might even end up working out better for you that way, you just have to be open to new things.
            That's why I'm doing it. If I bail on this I won't make my trip to Europe when I graduate, or go to Asia after.

            Originally posted by Ravens1991 View Post
            This is a crazy idea to do it solo. What did your parents say when you told them what you are doing?
            They were actually supportive. They just told me to be careful and make sure I call them every 3 days. I told my mom I would be going regardless if my friend could come or not, and she is freaking out a little. But she understands, and also knows that I have lived in the middle of major cities for most of my life, so I know how to deal with people who might **** me up.

            I was really surprised by my parents reaction. I am eventually hoping to be a war reporter, and they know that, so hitchiking will be part of my job. I think they are just hoping I do it in America for the next few years and decide that isn't the lifestyle for me. But I honestly couldn't ask for better parents. They understand that I need to do things like this, and they know that I will call and come back to see them whenever I get the chance.
            I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
            Hunter S. Thompson

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            • #7
              If you find your way to Houston, Dallas or around either, let me know and I'll gladly help in any way I can.

              Pick the Winners Champion 2008 | 2011

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brent View Post
                If you find your way to Houston, Dallas or around either, let me know and I'll gladly help in any way I can.
                From everything I have read, Texas is a bad place to hitch hike from. So I think I will head west before I head south. I was hoping to make it to the Houston area, but it would be too tough to make it all the way out to El Paso. But if this goes as good as I am expecting, I'll be doing this again sometime, and I'll make sure to hit you up.

                Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post
                Yeah, hit me up if you come near Shreveport, LA.
                Same goes for you.

                Thanks a lot all you guys.
                I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
                Hunter S. Thompson

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                • #9
                  Yeah, hit me up if you come near Shreveport, LA.




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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                    From everything I have read, Texas is a bad place to hitch hike from. So I think I will head west before I head south. I was hoping to make it to the Houston area, but it would be too tough to make it all the way out to El Paso. But if this goes as good as I am expecting, I'll be doing this again sometime, and I'll make sure to hit you up.
                    Dude, I-35 is like the superhighway from Mexico to Canada so if you get on there, it's likely that there are several truckers who might give you a lift.

                    Pick the Winners Champion 2008 | 2011

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brent View Post
                      Dude, I-35 is like the superhighway from Mexico to Canada so if you get on there, it's likely that there are several truckers who might give you a lift.
                      Ya, getting down to Texas wouldn't be too hard. But from what I have read on a couple hitchhiking message boards, I-10 in Texas is a *****.
                      I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
                      Hunter S. Thompson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                        I-10 in Texas is a *****.
                        Undoubtedly, given where it goes. But if you need a ride out of Houston, I could pick you up and you can party here before taking you to Austin (if you'd like).

                        Pick the Winners Champion 2008 | 2011

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                        • #13
                          How far are you planning to go on this trip?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                            Ya, getting down to Texas wouldn't be too hard. But from what I have read on a couple hitchhiking message boards, I-10 in Texas is a *****.
                            Thats because for 95% of the time you are in the middle of nowhere if you follow I-10 in Texas. If you start in Houston and go west then you got Houston and then San Antonio about 3 hours outside of Houston and then after that its a bunch of nothing until El Paso. I have done the drive from El Paso to Houston and it will take you at least a good 12 hours just to get across the state
                            Last edited by jayceheathman; 05-10-2009, 12:48 AM.

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                            • #15
                              where are you planning on ending up, starting from El Paso, and going to like what Canada, or Washington.

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